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Jackie Rotheram Winner of the Woman Achieving Award

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DESPITE a terrible road accident 30 years ago which left her with catastrophic head injuries and in a wheelchair for 12 months, midwife Jackie used her experience to raise awareness surrounding pregnant women with special needs. She has put the issue on the national agenda and transformed the care that women with disabilities receive before, during and after pregnancy not only at Liverpool Women’s Hospital but all over the country.

She has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about their special needs. With empathy and compassion born out of her own condition, she has helped thousands of women. She has given hope to women with conditions such as spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, lack of arms or legs, cerebral palsy, blindness and deafness and many other conditions that made them think they could never become mothers and she has arranged care plans and services to support them.

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