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George Eliot Hospital welcomes new midwives to maternity team

New Midwife 2016
Cathryn Swaine and Sharon Gouldingay
New midwife 2016
Tania Kotsiopoulou


Five new midwives have recently joined the team at George Eliot Hospital Maternity Unit to help deliver babies to mums-to-be across Nuneaton, Bedworth, North Warwickshire and surrounding areas.

The new midwives Sharon Gouldingay, Halima Patel, Cathryn Swaine, Simona Dulgheru and Tania Kotsiopoulou are already fitting into the dedicated team based at the George Eliot.

Each of the midwives has been spending time getting to know the hospital by rotating between Labour Suite, Drayton ward, Theatres and the Antenatal unit during their first few weeks.

Tania Kotsiopoulou is the latest arrival to the team from her home in Nafplio, a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece. She had found out about the George Eliot after applying for NHS posts within her home country. Tania, a qualified midwife, had trained in Thessalonika before moving back to her local community hospital. Tania was interested in working in the UK to learn different skills and expand her own knowledge.

Tania said: “My personal motivation has been to develop my skills within a modern maternity hospital so I applied for jobs in the UK where there are excellent standards of service.”

“I have been really happy since I arrived here. Nuneaton reminds me of the place I grew up because it is very green and everyone is so welcoming.”

Fellow midwife, Cathryn Swaine said: “It is the first time I have worked at the George Eliot which is a really friendly Trust. I live in Baddesley Ensor near Atherstone so it isn’t too far.”

“My own children were born at the George Eliot and the service I received at the time had been second to none.”

Further information about Maternity Services at the George Eliot can be found on www.geh.nhs.uk

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