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UHNM maternity manager receives employee of the month

One of the dedicated maternity ward managers at Royal Stoke University Hospital has been recognised for their work to make the ward a better place for staff and pregnant women.

Mandy Alcock, ward manager from the Birth Centre has received the Employee of the Month Award for implementing birth preparation classes, which were previously discontinued due to COVID-19.  In her own time, Mandy developed and made detailed materials for all staff to use and also nominated herself to present classes on her days off.

In her nomination it was highlighted that Mandy had improved staff morale, making staff feel welcomed, involved, cared for and part of a team.

Mandy has made visual changes across the ward, including walls being painted and decorated to improve the environment for pregnant women and their partners, making it feel more welcoming and calming for women in different stages of their pregnancy.

Emma Hall, UHMM Midwife, who nominated Mandy said: “Mandy is so positive and encouraging, and this has enabled us all to work together to improve the service we provide to our pregnant women. We can’t thank Mandy enough for everything she has done for not only the team but also for the women using our service.”

Ann-Marie Riley, Chief Nurse, said: “I am delighted to present the Employee of the Month Award to Mandy today. The nomination was fantastic to read and showed how much positive change and impact she has had on her team and the department.”  

Mandy Alcock, said: “I am very pleased to receive this nomination, I am overwhelmed, it is very nice to hear such positive comments and know that the job I am doing is having a positive impact not only on the staff but also the pregnant women, their partners and families. Thank you very much it means such a lot.”