West Cumbrian volunteer awarded for maternity support

Credit: NHS Cumbria

A west Cumbrian woman has been honoured for her 14 years of voluntary work to support maternity services in remote areas and improve midwifery-led services.

Sandra Guise from Ennerdale, has been named one of the National Childbirth Trust’s stars of 2016.

She was one of five nation winners of the Volunteer Diamond Jubilee Awards, for volunteers that given exceptional time and effort to their role.

Mrs Guise provides support to women and new parents, and works with commissioners of maternity services to improve the experience of women through pregnancy, birth and postnatal care.

She has been part of the West Cumbria Maternity Services Liaison Committee for ten years and has been volunteering in local health services since 2002.