RCHT midwife is a finalist at Who Cares Wins awards

Congratulations to RCHT midwife, Amy Dunstan who was among the finalists for this year’s ‘Who Cares Wins’ national awards celebrating some of the outstanding stars across the NHS as it marks its 70th anniversary this year.
The awards are hosted by The Sun newspaper and nominations made by readers.

Amy was nominated by Georgie Angwin and her partner Colin Campbell. Georgie had a late miscarriage at 21 weeks in October 2015 and Amy delivered their stillborn daughter Evie.

The couple, from Truro, Cornwall, discovered they were expecting again just ten months later – and knew who to call to help them through. Georgie, 24, and Navy aircraft engineer Colin, 31, believe there is no way they could have coped without Amy.

Georgie said:

“She helped me through the loss of Evie and even remembered to send flowers on what would have been her first birthday.”

When it was time for her to give birth to daughter Orla, Amy came in on her day off to be there.

Georgie added:

“There was no question for us Amy should deliver Orla and be her godmother. She cried when we asked her but she has been amazing.”

Amy, 26, said:

“I was just doing my job delivering baby Evie but anything I can do to help families through that pain is a privilege. Georgie and Colin are such lovely parents and so deserving of the happiness they’ve found, it’s been an honour and a privilege to see them experience it.

“They’re life-long friends and I can’t wait to see Orla grow into the amazing little girl I know she’s going to become.”

The awards come ahead of the annual Baby Remembrance Service for the Royal Cornwall Hospital and supporting charities this Sunday 14th October 2018 at 2pm Truro Catholic Church, St Austell Street, Truro.

The event which is organised by the Spiritual & Pastoral Care Department and the Bereavement Specialist Midwife Team takes place at the end of Baby Loss Awareness week. It’s an opportunity for parents, families and friends to remember the precious babies who are no longer with us, and to meet together with others for mutual support.

The uplifting programme includes poems, readings and musical items, including the Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir which will bring hope and comfort. This service is suitable for children, and they are really welcome and will be included in the service.

During the service candles will be lit, and an act of remembrance takes place around the Memory Tree. The service will be approximately 45minutes in duration, after which afternoon tea will be served.

Representatives from support groups that offer help and resources will be available during the afternoon. If you would like further information please email sarah.chaplin2@nhs.net orkaren.stoyles@nhs.net

For more information about Baby Loss Week please see the National website: *https://babyloss-awareness.org/

Added on October 9, 2018, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services