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George Eliot Hospital midwives snow volunteer

Community midwives from George Eliot Hospital didn’t miss a single home visit during the snowy weather last Monday thanks to the generosity of a local man.

On Monday (21 January), following a weekend of heavy snow, Mick Mears used his 4x4 to help community midwives get into work and also get out to some of the harder to reach areas of the county including Coleshill and Curdworth.

Community Midwife Coordinator, Rae Olner, said: “Mick was an absolute star and ensured we were able to attend all of our appointments on the Monday as well as visiting a couple of local women we had to postpone on the Sunday when it was snowing heavily. It’s always good to know that we have local people like Mick willing to help.”

During the adverse weather, the Trust received several offers of assistance from local people and staff to help collect staff and bring them to work. Director of Nursing, Dawn Wardell, thanked them for their support: “It’s always very touching when the local community rallies round to support the hospital; fortunately the majority of our staff managed to get in so we didn’t need to call on most of them this time, but it’s good to know that we can call on them in future and I’d like to thank them all for their offers of assistance.”

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