REDDITCH Midwife, Claire Slater has been awarded WaterWipes Pure Foundation Fund for ‘beyond incredible’ patient care and a monetary prize of £2,500 for the Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Bromsgrove
The Pure Foundation Fund, which launched in 2020, celebrates the achievements of healthcare professionals working with parents and babies in maternity, neonatal and health visiting care and this year recognised the efforts of three outstanding women in the UK including local Redditch midwife, Claire Slater.
Claire Slater, Midwife at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Community Midwife at Princess of Wales Community Hospital, was nominated by patient and first-time LGBTQ+ parent, Holly.
Claire was nominated for her compassion and support during the birth of Holly’s son, Dylan.
Claire said: “It was a real joy and genuine privilege to be able to care for and to support Holly and her lovely partner through their pregnancy and also since the birth of beautiful baby Dylan.
“Having had my own large family and a very varied career, I feel truly privileged to have been able to train, quality and work as a midwife.”
WaterWipes encouraged both healthcare professionals and expectant and new parents to nominate individuals, specifically involved in neonatal, maternity and health visiting care, who had gone above and beyond to make a difference to the lives of parents and babies.
Ailbhe O’Briain, WaterWipes®HCP Marketing Manager UK & Ireland said: “We were delighted to launch the second Pure Foundation Fund in 2021, to celebrate the dedication of our healthcare heroes who have provided beyond incredible care for expectant or new parents and their babies.
“We were thrilled to see such fantastic and remarkable entries.”