Leah Fishwick


Leah trained to be a midwife in Croydon after a TV documentary made her realise that caring for new mums was the profession she’d been looking for.

“I wanted a varied, hands-on profession, working with people and had explored lots of ideas – including education to be a plumber! But when I saw the work of a midwife on TV, I decided I wanted to do the same. It makes me very proud to tell people I'm a Croydon midwife”
“Croydon was a wonderful place to do my training – and on qualifying I knew I wanted to join the team. There’s lots of opportunity for career progression, it’s a friendly place and we get to work with some of the most interesting communities in London”
Leah is a Croydon Nurse

There’s never been a better time to be a midwife at Croydon Health Services.

Following the £630,000 refurbishment of our maternity unit and the gold-standard numbers of midwives caring for our local mums, you’ll be joining a motivated, caring team who will give you all of the support you need to develop your career, however long you’ve been practicing. 

Croydon was one of the first Trusts to employ a consultant midwife, who alongside our dedicated preceptor midwife, supports and develops the skills of the whole team. The midwife-led birth centre provides a modern, welcoming environment for new parents as well as a great place for to work.

A recent CQC inspection gave a ringing endorsement of the service, “We found that maternity and gynaecology services were provided to a good standard. There had been continued and sustained improvements to maternity services. Women who had previously given birth at the hospital commented positively on the improvements to maternity services and told us staff were caring, responsive and knowledgeable." CQC, October 2015

Find out more about our maternity service.


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