National award for Deputy Director of Midwifery at Northampton General

National award for Deputy Director of Midwifery at Northampton General

The Deputy Director of Midwifery at Northampton General Hospital has won a national midwifery award, for her work to transform midwifery services.

Trish Ryan, who joined NGH earlier this year, won the Royal College of Midwives Leadership Award for work in her previous role, at the Luton and Dunstable hospital, to improve services and the quality of care for women.

The prestigious award recognises someone who demonstrates excellent leadership in maternity services and someone who strives to make improvements or changes to benefit families. She was recognised for her work to strengthen maternity services and her implementation of initiatives designed to improve care and outcomes for women and babies.

Sheran Oke, Director of Nursing and Midwifery said:

“I am immensely proud of what Trish has achieved and we are very fortunate that she recently joined us as our Deputy Director of Midwifery Services. Her leadership skills have enabled her to quickly become a very effective member of the team.

"We are all looking forward to working with her to further improve develop the midwifery service here at NGH and across the county as part of the Northamptonshire Local Maternity System”.

Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM said: 

“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Patricia on her well-deserved Leadership award, she has worked tirelessly over the past six years to transform maternity services and increase the quality of care women and their babies are receiving”.

As well as Trish, NGH is also celebrating one of their placement students from the University of Northampton, Kia Beeby-Parnham, who was shortlisted for the Student Midwife of the Year award. The award celebrates students who have made a difference to women, families and babies in their care. Kia received this recognition following an array of positive comments from patients and recognition from the midwifery team at Northampton General.


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