Grantham midwife is best in region

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A community midwife based at Grantham Hospital has been named Regional Midwife of the Year by Johnson’s Baby.

Karen Swan has been recognised for her dedication and hard work and will be attending the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards in London next month, where a national winner will be announced.

In partnership with the Royal College of Midwives, the Midwife of the Year awards are a special way for new mums to say thank you to those who helped them throughout pregnancy and birth.

Zena Barclay, from Heckington, nominated her after Karen looked after her throughout her three pregnancies. Most recently, she gave birth to Holly, at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, in December 2013.

Zena said: ”I am delighted that Karen has received this award. Her support to me during my pregnancies and following the births of my three children was reassuring and honest. As a teacher at The William Alvey School, Sleaford I have heard many stories about Karen’s kindness, professionalism and willingness to go that extra mile. I may have made the nomination but it is a reflection of the feelings of many women in our community.”

Karen said: “I feel very honoured to have been nominated for this award and delighted to be a regional winner. I am passionate about midwifery and consider the job we do as midwives to be a real privilege. To have a nomination from a mum and to receive this award is very special. It really is the icing on the cake.”