DENISE DE­LIV­ERS: Mid­wife is hailed as ‘amaz­ing’ at awards

Praise for the amaz­ing com­pas­sion shown by car­ing Denise

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Kather­ine Clementine kather­ine.clementine@trin­i­tymir­

A Hilling­don mid­wife who helped a griev­ing young cou­ple has been hailed as ‘amaz­ing’ af­ter re­ceiv­ing a pub­lic vote award.

The win­ners of Hilling­don Hospi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust’s an­nual staff awards, which in­clude a pub­licly voted ac­co­lade, were an­nounced this month.

Mid­wife Denise Ahmed scooped the Com­pas­sion­ate Care Award af­ter she was nom­i­nated by a young mother and fa­ther, who trag­i­cally lost their daugh­ter due to com­pli­ca­tions dur­ing the preg­nancy.

They said Denise was ex­cep­tion­ally kind and un­der­stand­ing, re­main­ing calm and pro­fes­sional through­out. She stayed way be­yond her shift to sup­port them.

They de­scribed her as an amaz­ing lady, a credit to her pro­fes­sion and an as­set to the trust and to the whole com­mu­nity.

Trust chief ex­ec­u­tive Shane DeGaris said: “Th­ese awards cel­e­brate just some of the fan­tas­tic work that our staff do every day.

“We know as an or­gan­i­sa­tion that it’s the peo­ple – our staff – who re­ally make the difference to the care we de­liver and this was a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to say thank you and well done to not only the win­ners, but all those who were short­listed for the awards.”

The NHS Trust launched the awards to pay trib­ute to the 3,300 staff work­ing at Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal and Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal .

The win­ners, of seven dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, were an­nounced at a cel­e­bra­tion event held at the Park Inn Ho­tel, Heathrow. A Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal mid­wife pre­vi­ously spoke out on fe­male gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tion af­ter open­ing a cen­tre to help women af­fected.

n ABOVE AND BE­YOND THE CALL OF DUTY: Mid­wife Denise Ahmed was nom­i­nated by pub­lic vote af­ter for her care and com­pas­sion shown to a young cou­ple when they lost their baby

n IN­DI­VID­UAL AWARD: Above, Zoe McDow­ell takes the ti­tle, she is pic­tured with the Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal’s NHS Foun­da­tion Trust’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Shane DeGaris and chair­man, Richard Sum­ray

n BET­TER TO­GETHER: The pae­di­atric and der­ma­tol­ogy team from Hilling­don hos­pi­tal col­lect their award

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