Broomfield Hospital's bereavement midwife Tabitha Stuthridge has been shortlisted for Midwife of the Year at the 2019 Butterfly Awards.
The Butterfly Awards celebrate the work of medical professionals, carers and volunteers who support those who have experienced baby loss.
The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwick in October.
Tabitha runs Broomfield Hospital’s Blossom suite and has been praised for the exceptional round-the-clock care she offers families.
Stacey Alliston, who nominated Tabitha, described her as an ‘Earth angel’.
“I got an email to say two of my ladies had nominated me, which was great, but I didn’t expect to be shortlisted," said Tabitha. "I’ll be up against lots of great bereavement midwives but just to get this far is really lovely. It’s an inspiring event because there are so many amazing people there.”
Amanda Dixon, lead midwife for inpatient services, said: “Tabitha is the most caring and compassionate bereavement midwife. She always puts herself out and goes above and beyond for the families and staff here.
"Tabitha visits the ladies at home, looks after them and their families through subsequent pregnancies and is a constant source of support. She’s absolutely invaluable and we’re all very proud of her.”