Local research midwife shortlisted for national award

Award winning midwife Lyndsey Prue in Coventry UHCWA local midwife has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Lyndsey Prue who is a research midwife at University Hospital, Coventry has been nominated in the Tommy’s Award’s Healthcare Hero category by grateful patient Sarah who she helped after she had three miscarriages.

Sarah from Coventry said: "Lindsey is truly the most amazing woman. Having suffered three miscarriages and suffering from mild bipolar I was a mess. I was told about a drug trial and signed up straight away. Lindsey has been an amazing support and was with me every step of my pregnancy. The staff are all completely and utterly amazing but Lindsey is truly one in a million."

Sarah welcomed baby boy into the world in December 2015.

Lyndsey said: “I am thrilled and very surprised to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. I just try my best to make sure women feel who have had miscarriages feel supported and are given the opportunity to take part in one of our research trials if they want to. I am delighted that Sarah has nominated me and I am looking forward to the awards ceremony in March.”

The Danone Healthcare Hero Award is given to a midwife (or other medical professional) who has provided exceptional physical care or emotional support to parents in difficult times.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 11 March at the Landmark Hotel, London presented by TV and radio presenter Katy Hill.

Now in its 21st year, the Tommy’s Awards recognise heroes of families who’ve have been touched by pregnancy complications, or the loss of a baby. Each year in the UK, one in four parents lose a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.

The Tommy’s Awards also recognise the best family-friendly companies, who are nominated and voted for by the public, in categories ranging from Best Holiday Provider to Best Skincare Product for Mums.

Photo caption: Lyndsey Prue who has been shortlisted for the award.