Publish date: 30 May 2023

A Tameside maternity support worker has been awarded a prestigious regional award for her outstanding contribution to maternity services in the area.

Sally Morgan was presented with a Chief Midwifery Officer award for maternity support excellence during a special presentation at Tameside Hospital.

Sally received the award from Claire Mathews, North West Regional Chief Midwife, after one of her peers cited her ‘passion and dedication’ to her role as a Maternity Education Support Worker.

Since joining Tameside and Glossop ICFT in 2011, Sally has worked in a variety of maternity-related positions and combines her role as a Support Worker by supporting the Enhanced Midwifery Team.

She supports the maternity support workers network with training and holds wellbeing meetings to provide a safe space to discuss professional matters and concerns.

Sally’s interest in midwifery was sparked after giving birth to quadruplets, and she is now a proud Mum of ten children.

Speaking after picking up her award, Sally said: “It is a privilege to work in maternity and I am proud to have been given this award.

“I was in complete shock. It came as a total surprise and I was a bit lost for words, but so overwhelmed by the kind words from a colleague at NHS England who nominated me.

“I will wear the badge with pride!”

The nominator noted they were ‘blown away by her passion and dedication’ to maternity services and ‘strongly believe that Sally champions the NHS values and goes above and beyond in her role’.

Kerry Reede Field, Divisional Midwifery & Nursing Director at Tameside and Glossop ICFT, said: “I would like to congratulate Sally on this outstanding achievement and I am delighted her work has been recognised by those at a regional level.

“Through her personal experiences, she has been able to provide selfless and important support to the department during a difficult time, and I cannot think of a more worthy recipient of this special award.”