Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
LJMU Roscoe Lecture
A Tale of Two Lives – Midwife to Lord Lieutenant
This evening on her 75th birthday and her very last engagement as Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Lorna EF Muirhead DCVO DBE will give you a fascinating insight of that journey of being a midwife to that of the personal representative of the Sovereign on Merseyside.
She encourages you to sit back for a little time and see life through rose coloured spectacles.
Dame Lorna came to Liverpool in 1965 and worked as a midwife for 40 years spending most of the time at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Her passion was the care of labouring women and during this time she delivered many Liverpool babies sharing many joys with Liverpool families.
In 1994 Dame Lorna was elected to the council of her professional body, The Royal College of Midwives, which is the oldest and largest midwifery organisation in the world. In 1997 she was elected as President of The Royal College of Midwives and served for 7 years as a National and International Ambassador for midwives.
Her contribution and passion for midwives, midwifery, woman and their families was acknowledged in 2000 when she was appointed as a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to midwifery.
In 2003 she was appointed a Deputy-Lieutenant of Merseyside and in 2006 was appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside. In 2017 Dame Lorna was appointed a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to the crown.
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