QEQM Hospital midwife scoops award for ‘inspirational leadership’

WINNER: Becky DuCane

A midwife at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has been recognised for her inspirational leadership and commitment to improving standards.

Becky DuCane took home the Leaders of Change award in East Kent Hospitals’ annual Trust Awards Ceremony on Friday.

She was nominated by colleagues, who described her as inspirational, a fantastic advocate and an expert, and told how she has transformed once-dry training sessions into something interactive and fun using role play and games.

They said she was always smiling and approachable, no matter how busy she was, and described her as a real asset to the team.

Judges spent hours deliberating before picking three finalists for each of the 11 awards. The winners were announced by Trust Chief Executive Susan Acott.

She said: “To see so much kindness, caring and passion in one room really was heartening. I’d like to extend my congratulations to all of the night’s finalists and winners.”

Other winners included a site manager who goes above and beyond to make sure patients can receive inpatient care as close to their homes and families as possible, and a ward team who help create cherished memories for patients and their families.

Charlotte Ramsay took home the Rising Star award. Judges heard how she has taken on an all-encompassing role supporting the site management team, discharge lounge as well as supporting the team lead with admin duties.

She supports junior staff, visits wards across the sites to encourage discharges or progress for patients, and liaises with many different hospitals to transfer patients nearer home or for specialist treatment.