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Scholarship Winners

10 September 2021


The four recipients of our 2021 nursing, midwifery and allied health professional scholarships have been formally welcomed to the James Paget. 

This year four scholarships were awarded – one to an adult nursing student, two to midwifery students and the fourth to an operating department practitioner trainee. All four will begin their degree-level studies at the University of East Anglia later this month. 

Holly Crook, from Lowestoft, is our Adult Nursing Scholarship winner. She says; “I always wanted to do nursing. I did health and social care at GSCE and A level and really enjoyed it – it confirmed for me that I wanted to be a nurse.” 

Jayne Eke and Hannah Crane are our Midwifery scholarship winners. Both Jayne and Hannah are mums who decided they wanted to train become midwives and chose to switch careers to start their training. 

Jayne, from Carlton Colville, who previously worked at the Jobcentre for 16 years, says; “Midwifery is something I always wanted to do and now is the time to do it. I completed an access course and I’m looking forward to getting started. 

Hannah, from Great Yarmouth, previously worked in finance and also took an access course before applying for university and the scholarship. 

Abbie Westrup, from Belton, is our Operating Department Practitioner Scholarship winner. She previously worked as ward clerk on Ward 6 at our hospital and had spent some time with our Theatres team before deciding that she wanted to join them. 

Jacky Copping, Deputy Director of Nursing at the James Paget (pictured with our scholarship winners and Acting Head of Education and Practice Development Claire Ward) welcomed Holly, Jayne, Hannah and Abbie and handed them certificates to mark their successful applications to our scholarship scheme. She said; “Well done – we’re really proud of you and your success in becoming our 2021 scholarship winners. We want you to be proud of what you’ve achieved and we look forward to following you through your training.” 

Our scholarships are aimed at people from the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area who have always harboured an ambition to become a nurse, midwife or allied health professional at their local hospital but may have been put off because of tuition fees. The scholarship provides £3,000 per year over three years, paid in monthly instalments, to support individuals while they study.

Our scholarship winners - four young women - stand outside the Burrage Centre conservatory with our Deputy Director of Nursing Jacky Copping and Acting Head of Education Claire Ward. The four scholarship winners each hold an A4 certificate at around waist height and all are wearing face masks.