June's Hospital Hero - Louise Cushing
30 June 2015
June’s Hospital Hero is neonatal staff nurse, Louise Cushing.
Louise is a passionate and dedicated individual who has worked
extremely hard to improve bereavement care knowledge and practice
amongst her colleagues in the neonatal unit team.
In addition to her day-to-day nursing duties, Louise has
produced guidelines and checklists to ensure excellent
communication and whole team dedication to providing support and
compassionate care to bereaved families at what is a very sad and
She also recently coordinated a one-day training event on
bereavement care which took place at Little Havens Hospice and was
attended by a variety of hospital and Little Havens staff. The
event included a varied timetable of experienced speakers in the
field of baby bereavement care and attendees commented that they
left feeling knowledgeable and empowered.
Louise was nominated by bereavement specialist midwife, Amanda
Cushing (who shares the same surname but is not related to
Amanda said: "Louise is a real team player, a true leader and a
pleasure to work with. She is extremely modest in her achievements
and I believe she deserves recognition for all her hard work.
"Her support to me in my role and innovative approach to
practice development is helping our whole team to improve and
continue to offer an excellent service to families in our