Robert Gordon University midwives join NHS Grampian

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) midwifery team have been delighted as a number of their students and recent graduates have taken up places within NHS Grampian.

Image (L to R) – Hannah Gordon (recently completed Midwifery student), Jenny McNicol (NHS Grampian), Zoe Urquhart (recently completed Midwidery student), Sophie Bowring (Midwifery student), Cara McKay (recently completed Midwifery student), Kayleigh-Ann Walker (Midwifery student)Nineteen students of the Bachelor of Midwifery course will soon be starting their new roles as Maternity Care Assistants, before becoming Midwives once their registration is active with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is currently moving the Midwives Unit into the Labour Ward to maximise their workforce in one area, following a period of staff shortages. Their current staff have been commended for the continued quality of their service and it is anticipated the new hires will maintain this performance and ethos.

NHS Grampian's Chief Midwife, Jenny McNicol said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our new midwives on board permanently. They are already a valuable addition to our team here at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. It is an exciting time to be joining us with the building of The Baird Family Hospital – a state-of-the-art facility which will include the new maternity services, due for completion in 2020."

Liz Treasure, course leader for the Bachelor of Midwifery at RGU, said: “This will be a fantastic opportunity for our talented students and I am very excited to see their careers progress from here.

“RGU has a long history of working closely with our partners in the health sector and we know that these latest appointments will be a positive benefit to the health and wellbeing of expectant mothers in the North East.”

Release by Jonathon Milne
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