Tameside midwife shortlisted for community midwife of the year award
14 May 2013

The British Journal of Midwifery awards have invited Tameside Hospital’s infant feeding coordinator and supervisor of midwives, Helen Howard, to a glittering award ceremony in Londonon Thursday 16 May where the winners will be announced.

Tameside Hospital’s head of midwifery and women’s services Lesley Tones said: “Helen continually goes that extra mile to support women and their families. She instils her enthusiasm and shares her knowledge and skills whilst teaching students, midwives, nurses, support staff and medical staff. In November last year she introduced the frenulotomy service for the babies of Tameside, Glossop and beyond and as a result reduced the waiting times from 6-8 weeks to less than one week.

“This is the fourth time in the last three years that Helen has supported women who have been diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy and in my opinion this cannot go without recognition.

“She is the utmost professional at all times and ensures that women and their families that she works with have and an  outstanding level of care and for this reason I have nominated Helen to receive the 'community midwife of the year award.'“