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by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

Our People Make Us Great

I get to meet many great teams who work for Liverpool Women's and this morning I had the great pleasure of spending some time with our community midwives in the Health Suite at Kirkby.

They were a fantastic group of people; professional, self-motivated, ambitious, caring and completely passionate about what they do.
They had some great ideas for improving services for the women of that area.
I feel very privileged to have such a great group of people working for Liverpool Women's.
Also this week, we have seen two more of our team celebrated for their contribution to women's health. 
Dr Leanne Bricker hit the headlines over the weekend for her performance of life-saving surgery, known as an intrauterine laser ablation of placental vessels on unborn twins. This surgery is required for a condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) where both babies are at severe risk because they share the same placenta.
Dr Bricker's level of expertise is remarkable and I'm immensely proud that she is a member of our team, she is one of only a handful of surgeons in the country who is able to perform operations like this and she deserves all of the praise that has been directed her way over the last few days.
Our very own Governor, Susan Wray, was recently nominated by the University of Liverpool for the Liverpool Echo's Knowledge Hero competition for her involvement in the work to establish the Centre for Women's Health Research on the site of Liverpool Women's.

I'm delighted to share with you that Susan was in fact announced as the winner of the award on Friday evening. It is a fantastic achievement for Susan and another example of how many wonderfully talented people we work alongside. I'd like to take this opportunity to pass on my own personal congratulations and congratulations on behalf of the Trust, well done Susan!

31 October 2012