Iona Mclean and her
daughter Isla Grace Will made Tuesday a very special day for Aberdeen Maternity
Hospital midwife, Kay Leslie. They joined Kay's team to celebrate the
presentation of a DAISY Award – for nurses and midwives who offer exceptional
care – in her honour.
Iona developed severe
preeclampsia during her pregnancy and was supported by Kay who she says was
"absolutely amazing and incredibly calming." Isla Grace is now almost
20 months old and thriving, and when Iona noticed the DAISY Awards being promoted
in a local GP practice last year she immediately thought of Kay.
Iona says she and her
partner will forever remember Kay. She said: "We could never have gotten
through the birth of our daughter nor the hours afterwards if it wasn't for
Kay. She was exemplary at her job."
Kay is keen to recognise
the work of the wider team at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital who work together to
provide the best possible services to families. If you would like to nominate a
nurse or midwife for a DAISY Award, please visit: NHS Grampian