Midwife given service award

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A Skegness area based midwife joined other long serving NHS staff working in communities across Lincolnshire at a special awards ceremony.

Infant feeding coordinator Amanda Street was recognised for 30 years service at an afternoon tea held earlier this month .

Amanda joined the NHS as a student nurse in Leicester in 1984, taking a post on general surgery at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston before commencing midwifery training in September 1988.

She then worked as a midwife and infant feeding advisor until 2008, when she secured her current post with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) as an infant feeding co-ordinator. Amanda also held internal board certification as a lactation consultant for six years. She was one of 69 LCHS staff honoured at the event who have chalked up an impressive 1,690 years’ serv ice between them.LCHS chairman Elaine Baylis said: “I would like to thank each of these individuals for the dedication they have shown to their professions.”