22nd Oct, 2016

Student honoured by royalty for Cavell care

Rob George 13th Jun, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A PERSHORE student was recognised for demonstrating the values of First World War nurse Edith Cavell, in the presence of Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal.

Helen Hunt was named as a runner-up in the Cavell Nurses’ Trust search for the country’s most Outstanding Student Midwife as part of the trust’s centenary appeal.

The awards, now in their fourth year, are especially poignant as 2015 marks 100 years since the execution of Edith Cavell in German-occupied Belgium.

The British nurse helped to save the lives of hundreds of soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

Helen was voted runner-up in the Outstanding Student Midwife category from a pool of hundreds of applicants.

The third-year University of Worcester student has previously helped to develop websites advising women on antenatal and postnatal care, has represented her peers in her role as a Student Academic Representative, and was last year awarded an academic scholarship by the university in recognition of her exceptional grades.

“I have a real desire and enthusiasm to provide competent, compassionate and woman-centred care, and my goal has always been to ensure that every woman – and partner – that I support has a fulfilling pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience,” she said.

“This will aid their transition into parenthood and ensure that the next generation has a stable foundation from which to flourish.”

HRH The Princess Royal was involved in the awards for a second year in her role as President of the Trust’s Edith Cavell centenary appeal.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust gives welfare support to nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship, often because of illness, domestic abuse, disability, working poverty and older age.

Visit www.cavellnursestrust.org/sign-up to find out more