Hospitals call for stories to help celebrate nurses and midwives

Hospitals call for stories to help celebrate nurses and midwives

The NHS has launched a year-long campaign to shine a spotlight on the vital role they play in hospitals 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [MTW] is inviting the public to share their stories about how its nurses and midwives have had a positive impact or made an extraordinary contribution to their life.

Chief Nurse Claire O’Brien said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing work carried out by our nurses and midwives.

“So I’m really hoping the public will get behind the campaign and share their stories with the Trust so we can celebrate and highlight the work they carry out 365 days a year.

She added: “Over 1,730 nurses and midwives are currently employed by MTW, and they are, without a doubt, at the very heart of all the services we provide.

“Our nurses and midwives have touched the lives of so many people over the years, including patients and family members – from helping to bring babies into this world or supporting someone recovering from surgery, through to caring for patients who are sadly coming to the end of their life.

“Like many others here at the Trust, I am extremely proud of our teams and the skills they bring to our wards and departments, and this campaign will help give them the recognition they so rightly deserve.”

You can take part in the NHS’s campaign via social media using the hashtags #YearOfTheNurseAndMidwife #mtw2020 #nurses #midwives –

or you can email your story to: with ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020’ in the subject line, along with any accompanying photos you would like to send to illustrate your story.


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