Case study: NHS Tayside Breastfeeding Initiative
Janet Dalzell, the Breastfeeding Co-ordinator in Tayside NHS, a midwife, was committed to working in ways which understood and responded to how mums experienced health care. In interviews with local mums in Tayside she had learned that women needed simple, practical help and support and that it was important to make time available to respond to these concerns.
Based upon evidence gathered from mums in 2007, Janet set up volunteer opportunities in conjunction opportunities with the local Volunteer Centre in 2007 so that mums could provide volunteer help in the local Hospital’s postnatal ward.
Kate Jones was one of the first volunteers on this programme to work in the postnatal ward area and had built up a good relationship with Janet.
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