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March's Hospital Hero - Melanie King

27 March 2015

Hospital Heroes

March's Hospital Hero is fetal medicine unit ward clerk, Melanie King.

Described as the fetal medicine unit's 'backbone', Melanie's support has been invaluable since the new one of a kind facility opened in October. Her professionalism and commitment to the unit's multidisciplinary team are second to none.

Melanie originally started working on the postnatal ward and volunteered to work on the unit when it first opened. With no one to show her ropes Melanie quickly adapted and made the role her own. She is a true asset to the team, often working overtime and extra days to help out when the unit is particularly busy.

Midwife Siobhan Chaplin, who nominated Melanie for this month's award, said: "Melanie makes every woman who calls or visits the unit feel like an individual, no matter what time of the day it is or who they are. We see around 50 women a day and they are always complimentary of the service she provides.

"Since day one Melanie has really pulled us through when we have felt the strain. She keeps everyone focused, pushing us forward and really keeping the team spirit going. There have been times we have all needed a favour or a shoulder to lean on and Melanie is always there to help. I know we would all struggle without her professional skills and, of course, her smile!"