Search

Mum nominates Queen’s Hospital midwife for a national award

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 February 2018

Midwife Sue Lovell with baby Hayley and mum Laura Mayor

Midwife Sue Lovell with baby Hayley and mum Laura Mayor

Kim Swead PR

A midwife who helped a mum through a high-risk birth at Queen’s Hospital has won an award for her care and support.

Sue Lovell, head of midwifery at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, was nominated for Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year by Laura Mayor.

Laura, 34, of Upminster, met Sue early on in her third pregnancy and was anxious after a traumatic experience during the birth of her second child.

She said: “As my pregnancy progressed my high-risk status became more complicated, but Sue was my support throughout.

“She was with me from the moment I arrived at hospital to give birth and made time in her busy day as head of midwifery to check on me regularly.

“When I started to panic and doubt myself she listened to me, she hugged me, she calmed me down and stayed with me whilst I gave birth.”

She added: “Without Sue I’m not convinced my birth would have been so smooth, she did everything in her power to give me a positive experience.“I am forever indebted to her, she deserves this award, to be recognised for she is amazing and was my rock during pregnancy and birth.”

With Sue’s help, Laura, gave birth to a health baby girl named Hayley, now seven months old.

And her appreciation of Sue led Laura to nominate her for the award, part of the Royal College of Midwives’ annual midwifery awards.

The 751 nominations across the country were put through a tough judging process, resulting in seven regional winners - including Sue, 54, who was named champion for the London area.

She will now join the other regional winners at a ceremony next month to find out who will be crowned the national winner.

Sue, from Chigwell, said: It’s a real privilege to be voted as London’s regional winner, and something I would have not dreamed of receiving.

“As head of midwifery, I don’t always have the opportunity to be the one providing hands-on care to our patients, but it’s what I find most rewarding about my job.

“Being a midwife is very special, you’re supporting women when they are at their most vulnerable, and it’s so important that you are an advocate for them, helping them to understand what is happening during their labour, and ensuring they have a voice.”

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

6 minutes ago

Prof Ged Martin borrows from Shakespeare to celebrate a famous Havering factory

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this bank holiday weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

The manoeuvrings at Havering Council on Wednesday evening underline why so many people feel that they can’t influence local politics.

Yesterday, 15:00

An illustrator has taken her first published book on a tour of primary schools to share her story about bullying and accepting cultural differences.

Yesterday, 12:45

As thousands of music lovers head to Upminster this bank holiday weekend for We Are FSTVL, here are some of the roads that may be closed during the festivities.

Yesterday, 12:37

Travellers hoping to use the District line this afternoon can expect minor delays on the Tube due to a signal failure.

Yesterday, 12:00

What’s happening in Havering this half-term?

PROMOTED CONTENT

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now