Clare Storer, our Bereavement Midwife, was the second winner of the ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ Award at our PROUD Awards 2015.
The Excellence in healthcare category welcomed nominations for colleagues, volunteers or teams who have made a significant contribution in helping the Trust to achieve this particular strategic objective. This category recognises actions taken by colleagues that are above and beyond the call of duty and it recognises those who demonstrate consistent delivery of high quality services and outstanding achievement in their everyday role.
Nominations in this category were of such a high standard, it was not possible to select only one winner, so we had two!
Clare Storer, Bereavement Midwife, was selected as a winner of this award for her implementation and delivery of outstanding bereavement care, from diagnosis, through delivery and care in the next pregnancy. She offers colleagues and patients a central point of contact to maintain continuity of care, ensuring that women do not have conflicting advice, especially at a very sensitive time in their lives.
Clare has also produced a children’s book that has been created to help siblings, and their parents, with ways to remember their baby. With the support of our charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal, the book is provided to help support all children of families who have sadly lost a baby; a wonderful example of the aims of our ‘Excellence in Healthcare’ Strategic Objective, which seeks to ensure patients are at the heart of what we do and which recognises that every patient and their family is special.
Carole Fennell, Supervisor of Midwives at the Trust, said: “Congratulations Clare, it is wonderful news that you have won this award. You offer such a fantastic service for bereaved women in our care. Well done.”
Clare said: “It is a privilege to receive this award, it has always been my ethos to support both staff and bereaved families accessing maternity bereavement services, ensuring that they are both listened to and cared for.
“I feel that with the support of my colleagues at the Trust, we are at the forefront of bereavement services within the maternity setting and are always learning from experiences and patient feedback to continue moving forward.
“As I was once told ‘fleetingly known ever remembered’…” #TRFTPROUD