Date of release: 14 May 2020
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust’s Midwifery Led Unit has been recognised for their care and service after finishing runners-up for a national award.
Lyndsay Durkin (front) and members of the MLU Team
The MLU made the final five in the Royal College of Midwives’ WaterWipes Team of the Year Award from a record number of entries overall. The category was won by The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Our Trust was shortlisted along with teams from Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Tayside and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
With the awards ceremony cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak, staff on MLU watched the virtual ceremony and announcement via laptop on the unit.
Lyndsay Durkin, Manager, Midwifery Led Unit, said: “We are still delighted our MLU team were recognised as a team that focused on safe, effective and family friendly care for around 20 per cent of the births that happen within the Trust.”
Tracy Palmer, Head of Nursing and Midwifery at the Trust, said: “Midwifery leaders and staff on the MLU were delighted to celebrate their success and although not the outright winners were extremely pleased to be one of the top five midwifery services in the UK to be nominated and recognised for their dedication, commitment and innovative services to women and babies by the RCM.”