Karen and Christine have been shortlisted for the Johnson’s Baby Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education. The award reward the professional excellence, hard work and dedication of the UK’s midwives, the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery awards are unique in celebrating exceptional achievement across all levels of the profession.
Karen Hatch said: “I’m very pleased that the work myself and Christine have been involved in has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Midwifery Award. Our aim was to develop supportive care for families experiencing loss and bereavement in childbirth; which is extremely challenging. Midwives and students have reported feeling ill equipped to cope with loss and grief; our initiative developed an approach to improve professional confidence and competence in the care of mothers, fathers and families in bereavement situations.”
Commenting on the shortlisting of Karen Hatch for a Royal College of Midwives (RCM) award, Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the RCM, said: “This year we have had a record number of entries for our awards and the standard has been incredibly high, so I congratulate Karen and Christine on getting this far, and wish them luck at the awards ceremony.
“It is so important that midwives and maternity services keep thinking about the services they offer and continue to innovate, as Karen and Christine have done, so that they can give the most up to date and beneficial care for students, women, their babies and their families.”