Mum’s the word for physiotherapy team

This has been a bumper year for the physiotherapy team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (literally) as no fewer than nine of the physiotherapists are celebrating the birth of new babies. And eight of the new arrivals are girls!

The mums are planning to meet up for the first time in the doctors’ mess, opposite the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, for a special lunch tomorrow – along with their babies – to celebrate their record breaking achievement.

They will be available for a photocall from 1pm tomorrow (Friday) in the doctors mess opposite the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Nicola Clemence, Head of Physiotherapy for the Trust, commented: “We congratulate all our mums and we are delighted that all the babies are doing well – it’s certainly a record for this department and if we could find the chair they were all sitting on we would remove it!

“Operationally this has presented us with quite a challenge as it affected 10 per cent of our staff, from Physiotherapy Assistants to Senior Physiotherapists. Luckily we were able to recruit a number of physiotherapy graduates on fixed term contracts, which was good for them as well as us.

“I am pleased to say that eight of the mums will be coming back to work between now and next summer.

The mums are:

Christina Devlin, from Dereham, whose daughter Evie was born in November
Charlotte Harrison, from Eaton, whose daughter Lisa was born in January
Luisa Buck, also from Eaton, whose daughter India was born in March
Nicola Russell, from Norwich, whose daughter Isabelle was born in April
Emma Willoughby, from Hickling, whose daughter Lily was born in April,
Claire Howlett, from Eaton, whose daughter Ellie was born in May
Caroline Button, from New Costessey, whose daughter Niamh was born in May
Laura Walsh, from Stamford, whose daughter Madeleine was born in May and
Catherine Wilson, from Norwich, who son Raphael (the only boy!) was born in July

Photo opportunity

The mums and babes will be available for photos and interviews from 1pm on Friday 26th September in the doctors mess, the building next door to the Busy Bees Nursery on the slip road leading to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Thursday 25th of September 2008 03:00:44 PM