Midwives awarded for inspiring care | News | Media

March 22, 2023

Grief midwives Julie Stewart and Gemma Gluckman have been recognized at the prestigious Mariposa Awards for the exemplary care they provide at Barnet Hospital (BH) and Royal Free Hospital.

The annual awards ceremony celebrates healthcare workers and community workers who have gone above and beyond in the care and support they provide to people who have experienced the loss of a baby.

Both Julie and Gemma were shortlisted for the awards, and out of hundreds of nominations, actor-host Kym Marsh presented Julie with the Special Recognition Award (pictured below) for her outstanding contributions as a grief midwife at BH.

Speaking about her win, Julie commented: “It was such a special evening to be a part of and we were so honored to be there. The bereaved families at the ceremony showed such strength in sharing their tragic experiences with us and The Mariposa Trust does an amazing job helping and supporting them. We were also able to talk to colleagues from other trusts who are so inspiring in what they do.

“I would also like to extend my gratitude to my colleagues in the Barnet Hospital Maternity Department for their vital encouragement and support in ensuring we continue to provide the high-quality care our patients deserve.”

Now in its fifth year, the awards are run by baby loss charity The Mariposa Trust, which provides free support to people affected by baby loss, pregnancy after baby loss, fertility, adoption and more.

This year’s awards were presented by Kym Marsh with a host of celebrities and ambassadors presenting the awards, including Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, England’s Director of Midwifery, Rio and Kate Ferdinand, the star of ‘Made in Chelsea’ ‘ Louise Thompson, ‘This Morning’ Dr Larisa Corda and James Green, Sky Sports reporter.

(Main image – from left to right: Rio Ferdinand, Gemma Gluckman, Julie Stewart and Kate Ferdinand)


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