Listen to Gwen talk about the impact you can have on people working as a health visitor.
Happiness, fulfilment, I wouldn’t change it.
I think the time around health visiting, helping people along in that way and educating around immunisations… It happened a few months ago. I was at the changing room at a local gym and this lady said it’s Gwen, and she named herself and I said twins. She said, "You saved my life", and I said, "No I didn’t". What I had forgotten was that I had bent the rules a bit, because this was a lady with twin boys and she needed more than the health visiting service could provide. So I made a point in going round at strategic times in the day when both babies wanted feeding and I would feed. But I always managed to write it up as an appropriate thing. But all those years on, I knew it was the right thing to do and it was for a short period of time where she got to weaning; and you can put a spoon that way and that way, but you can’t do two bottle feeds properly. And she actually said to me that that saved her life—gosh, you know something that I just instinctively wanted to help her with.