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7th Jul, 2022

Midwife to hang up uniform after 42 years in the NHS

Laura Kearns 31st Aug, 2020

A MIDWIFE is set to hang up her uniform after 42 years in the NHS.

Maria Tredgold has spent 24 years at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation providing care to women and their families.

She qualified as a nurse in 1982 before taking midwifery training the following year and spending her early midwifery career in Dorchester.

After working as a midwifery sister in Weymouth and Jersey, in 1996 Maria took on a post at Warwick Hospital as the labour ward manager. After having her daughter four years later she gave up her role but continued part time as the labour ward coordinator, where she has remained ever since.

She said: “My time working in midwifery has been an incredibly rewarding experience. I’ve worked through many changes in practice and worked with some wonderful colleagues and met some amazing women and families. I’ve always loved coming to work, even though the job is demanding, I’m always so happy to be here.

“I’m really proud to work for the NHS, especially in recent months when it has been so challenging for all key workers. Despite the difficulties, we’ve worked together as a team and supported each other through some tough times. This team spirit is just one of the many reasons I have loved working at Warwick Hospital. You really feel like you are part of a family here, everyone is valued and we all have an important role to play.

“A career in the NHS can give you so many opportunities to learn, develop, meet new people and give back.

“I will miss all the wonderful people I have worked with but hope to continue to keep in touch with my many friends and retain many good memories of a fabulous career.”

SWFT chief executive Glen Burley thanked Maria for her service.

He said: “Working in the NHS for 42 years is a fantastic achievement which is very worthy of recognition. Maria’s dedicated and caring attitude is core to the trust’s values and her attendance record throughout her NHS career has been exemplary. She will be truly missed, but I wish her all the best for a well-deserved long and happy retirement.”

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