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A very warm welcome to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Maternity Services.
At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals more than 4500 babies are born every year, but every single birth is special. Our highly skilled maternity team want women and their families to have the best experience; with compassionate care that is tailored to their individual needs.
We believe that women should be able to make decisions about their care and where they would prefer to give birth. Women using our maternity services can choose to give birth to their babies at home, at our free standing birth centre in Chorley, at our alongside birth centre in Preston or at our Sharoe Green obstetric unit.
Award in Midwifery Leadership
We are thrilled to announce that a member of our staff has won an award for her great work in midwifery leadership.
Emma Gornall, Delivery Suite Ward Manager has won the Midwifery Leadership award in the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Awards 2018.
Emma said: “Since coming into post, myself and my team have been working with the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) as part of the better births by co-design project. Being part of this project has been a fantastic opportunity and we are one of only two trusts within the UK to be selected to participate in this project. Being part of the better births by co-design project has facilitated us to engage with families and staff to develop the environment of our delivery suite to be a place that meets everybody’s needs. With feedback obtained from women, families and staff we have been able to work towards changes to make the delivery suite environment more relaxing and welcoming therefore helping to facilitate positive birth experiences for women with complex pregnancy needs.
I am absolutely delighted to have won this award and I am truly touched to have even been nominated! Within the maternity service we have a fantastic team of midwives, health care assistants, support staff, medical staff, maternity support workers and student midwives. Winning this award is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all of the hard work and dedication shown by all of the maternity team.”
Emma was nominated for this award by one of the midwives in her team, Alice Du Preez. Alice said: “We are ecstatic that Emma has won this award in the annual British Journal of Midwifery awards this year. This is a reflection of her tireless hard work and commitment to making our delivery suite a wonderful place to work in, and for women to give birth in. Well done, Emma!”
The British Journal of Midwifery (BMJ) Practice Awards 2018 recognises the outstanding achievements within the field of midwifery practice. The awards are a celebration of all of the hard working individuals and teams in midwifery.
We are ecstatic that Emma has won this award in the annual British Journal of Midwifery awards this year. This is a reflection of her tireless hard work and commitment to making our delivery suite a wonderful place to work in, and for women to give birth in. Well done, Emma!