The NHS Tayside STAR Awards offer staff and the public a chance to nominate an individual, service or team for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job.
Morag Hambleton, an AHP manager in Angus HSCP, was nominated for the Unsung Hero STAR award for her work with the Midwifery Education Programme. Morag participates in monthly education sessions sharing her story and perspective on pregnancy, birth and death following the death of her son Ethan in 2016. Morag delivers these sessions openly and honestly, discussing the importance of creating opportunities for families to talk about their babies who have died, supporting the difficult conversations, the impact of memory making, personalising care, and acknowledging the babies as part of the family. The midwives undergoing the training have provided feedback that overwhelmingly demonstrates how valuable Ethan’s story is in shaping midwifery practice.”
Morag has said, “I am honoured to receive this award as part of Ethan’s legacy. It means so much to our family and the fact that we are helping shape the future of bereavement care for the families of Tayside is very special indeed.”