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Winter partnership working

Thursday, February 20, 2020
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and voluntary sector organisations boosted their partnership working to support people in Enfield and Haringey this winter.

North Mid calls for knitters to #LoveMyNHS by donating twiddlemuffs for patients living with dementia

Friday, February 14, 2020
To mark #LoveMyNHS day, the dementia team at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is calling on our local knitting community to donate twiddlemuffs for patients living with dementia.

Creation of North Mid's innovative ‘Magnolia Midwives’ model commended to midwives across UK by nursing and maternity regulator

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The foundation of a pioneering maternity service at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust which ensures pregnant women who need mental health support get the joined-up care they need has been cited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as an example of innovation and professional leadership which all midwives should be striving for.

The ‘Magnolia Midwives’ service, which is the first of its kind in the UK, is a multi-disciplinary model which brings together antenatal care, obstetrics, psychiatry, psychology and social workers, to support women with moderate to severe mental health issues during their pregnancy.

Midwife at North Mid wins prestigious NHS Parliamentary Award

Midwife at North Mid wins prestigious NHS Parliamentary Award

Midwife at North Mid wins prestigious NHS Parliamentary Award

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A midwife at North Middlesex University Hospital has scooped the Health Equalities Award at this year’s NHS Parliamentary Awards for her work to support vulnerable women in north London.

Chantel Palmer, North Mid’s named midwife for safeguarding, picked up the prize for the significant role she played in setting up a Drug and Alcohol Clinic in 2015, which helps women who suffer from substance abuse get tailored support early on in their pregnancy. She was nominated by Kate Osamor MP for Edmonton.

With parental involvement in substance or alcohol misuse in 30% of cases reviewed by Haringey Council, and over 3,600 people in Enfield classed has having an alcohol dependency, this clinic was set up specifically to meet an important need in the local community.

Chantel and the rest of the safeguarding team at North Mid have helped 94 pregnant mothers in the last financial year and more than 300 since the clinic opened. But it’s not only about numbers – it’s also about being able to offer women the help they need much earlier in their pregnancy. Prior to the introduction of the service, women would access our service in the third trimester of their pregnancy. Now the team provides women support as early as 11 weeks into pregnancy, which means they get help sooner, supporting them to have a healthier pregnancy, which is better for mother and baby.

Chantel Palmer said: “I’m really pleased to have won this award. The team and I are always striving to help women who suffer from substance abuse get the support they need so that their babies get the best start in life and I’m glad that the clinic we set up is having an impact.”

Maria Kane, Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital, said: “I’m thrilled that Chantel has won this award and been recognised nationally for her fantastic contribution to the local community. It’s a testament to the commitment, compassion and care that she and the whole maternity team provide women in north London.”

Kate Osamor, Member of Parliament for Edmonton, said: I am delighted that Chantel has won this award and has been recognised in Parliament for her service to women in north London.

Those of us that have gone through pregnancy can testify to the incredible work done by midwives and healthcare professionals in that journey.

Our NHS is an invaluable institution and it is kept running by wonderful professionals such as Chantel and the maternity team at North Mid Hospital.”

Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive, said: “It has once again been a privilege to celebrate with some of the extraordinarily dedicated and selfless health and care heroes who make the NHS what it is today - the much-loved institution that our patients say is what makes them most proud to be British. 

“From those who have devoted their lives to helping people and supporting some of our most vulnerable, to delivering pioneering lifesaving treatments, the NHS Parliamentary awards are rightly honouring those who continue to make a huge contribution to our country, through our NHS Long Term Plan.”