An amazing midwife from Kettering General Hospital has received a DAISY Award for the outstanding, compassionate, and sensitive care she gave to a mum.
Emma Duxon was nominated for her award by a grateful mum after supporting her through pregnancies which had difficulties associated with them.
The DAISY Awards are an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the exceptional care that many nurses and midwives provide every day.
Since we launched the scheme at Kettering General Hospital in 2020 some 244 patients, family members and carers have nominated nurses and midwives for the award and 19 have received it.
The mum who nominated Emma for the award wrote: “I have had Emma through both my pregnancies.
“She goes above and beyond her duty of care. She checks in with me regularly and always makes sure I'm coping mentally and physically.
“Any issue that arises and I know she is at the end of the phone. She has made both my pregnancies so much more relaxing.
“She really is a shoulder to cry on as well as providing all the care and support I need during pregnancy. “
Emma received her award on September 23 from Deputy Director of Nursing Pam Smith and was also presented with an accompanying pin badge and “Healer’s Touch” sculpture.
Pam said: “I am delighted and very proud to be able to announce another worthy DAISY Award winner.
“Emma has gone above and beyond what would be expected of her and supported a mother with compassionate care through a difficult time, and this led to her nomination.
“Once again I want to thank everyone who takes the time and trouble to nominate our staff members for these awards.
“They enable families to thank individuals who have touched their lives, often at a time of great vulnerability. Please keep the nominations coming.” To make a nomination go to: https://www.kgh.nhs.uk/the-daisy-award/