Leigh-Ann is helping babies get a good start

Leigh-Ann Johnstone, holding her award, pictured with Royal College of Midwives president Lesley Page.
Leigh-Ann Johnstone, holding her award, pictured with Royal College of Midwives president Lesley Page.
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Leigh-Ann Johnstone took the prize for Maternity Support Worker of the Year in the Royal College of Midwives’ Annual Midwifery Awards.

The breastfeeding support service assistant works at Wishaw General and visits the mothers of all babies admitted to the neonatal unit to give them information on the importance of breast milk.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award. I feel very fortunate to support mothers and families and take great satisfaction knowing I have helped at such a vulnerable time in their lives.

“I have to thank all my colleagues in the neonatal unit who have been so supportive.”

Leigh-Ann also remains in touch with parents after the baby leaves hospital to offer continuing support, regardless of feeding choice.