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Rebecca Lemesre, Jackie Cheek and Kirsty Kearns scoop West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust midwifery awards



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Three members of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (WSFT) midwifery team have been recognised for their outstanding work at the Trust’s midwifery awards.

The annual awards are given out in memory of Hannah Seeley, an exemplary midwife who worked at West Suffolk Hospital and died in a road traffic accident in 2012.

Winners were nominated by colleagues across three award categories and were chosen based on the number of nominations they received.

Jackie Cheek, Rebecca Lemesre and Kirsty Kearns won awards for their midwifery work.
Jackie Cheek, Rebecca Lemesre and Kirsty Kearns won awards for their midwifery work.

"Rebecca, Jackie and Kirsty have gone above and beyond throughout for both colleagues and service users and I want to thank each of them for the dedication and passion they have shown for parents and their babies," said Karen Newbury, head of midwifery at the trust.

Rebecca Lemesre took home the midwife of the year award. Rebecca, who has worked at the Trust since 2006, was commended for her ability to go above and beyond in caring for colleagues, women and birthing partners.

Support worker of the year award went to Jackie Cheek who has been at the Trust since 2008, colleagues commented on Jackie’s hard work but also being cheerful, adaptable and always supportive, helping women to receive excellent care.

Kirsty Kearns was awarded the student of the year award. Kirsty, who is in her final year of training was commended as a “real role model student” who worked hard in very difficult circumstances and is always dependable.