Best of Health Awards: Midwife of the Year

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MUM Roxanne Martin said she trusts this midwife with her daughter’s life.

And that’s why Jo Warwick was picked as winner of the Midwife of the Year category.

Midwife of the Year, Joanne Warwick

Midwife of the Year, Joanne Warwick

Jo collected her award at the Portsmouth Guildhall where this year’s ceremony was held.

Jo, who works at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, said: ‘I can’t believe I’ve won.

‘I feel so undeserving compared to the other women on the shortlist.

‘They were just as deserving to win.

‘I was just glad to be here, and it’s crazy I won.

‘Thank you so much for my nomination.

‘I love my job and it’s lovely to be appreciated with an award.’

Jo became a midwife only three years ago, after finally deciding to do her dream job.

In her nomination, Roxanne said: ‘She was our hero.

‘She spoke to us as human beings, didn’t sugar-coat and told us the truth about pregnancy and childbirth.

‘Jo has a wonderful manner about her that makes you feel comfortable.

‘She included my husband in everything and asked him numerous times if he was okay.

‘She deserves to win purely on the basis that I would trust her with my daughter’s life, both whilst pregnant and now.’

Runner-up in the category was Kim Leonard.

She was described as ‘always very, kind, calm and reassuring’.

And she ‘explains things properly, not using jargon’.

All week The News has been featuring the winning stories from all 12 categories.

The Best of Health Awards will be back again next year, so if you want to nominate someone in 
the health sector, you can put them forward for next year’s ceremony.