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Jayne Fuller, Midwife: Patient Hero Award

A well-known Midwife has received special recognition for delivering personalised care to her patients. 

Jayne Fuller was nominated by a patient who she supported when she went into labour at 29 weeks. The panicked mother commended Jayne for helping her through the worrying experience. The nomination said: “I was very frightened and nervous. Jayne was amazing, she kept me calm and looked after my family. She kept me informed about everything that was happening and even came with me when I was transferred by ambulance to Nottingham.

“It was a scary time for me and my family but I will always remember Jayne’s reassuring words and smile. I gave birth to a baby boy called Clayton, he was poorly for a while but Jayne called daily to check we were ok. She even came to visit us when we returned to the neonatal ward at Burton.

“Nothing I say will ever come close to explaining how amazing she was.”


Duncan Bedford, Executive Managing Director for Burton surprised Jayne while she was at work and presented her award in front of her colleagues.

Jayne said: “I’m blown away, I feel so humbled that a patient has taken the time to nominate me.”

Jayne has been a midwife at Queen’s Hospital in Burton for 31 years and will be a familiar face to many women who have given birth at the unit. But don’t be confused, she also has an identical twin sister who worked as a midwife in the same unit, at the same time. 

“I’m really proud that care remains at the centre of what we do” added Jayne. “During the 31 years I have worked as a midwife I’ve seen lots of changes but one thing has remained, our focus on caring for the mother, family and baby.”