Nurse Rebekah Brooks, who is this year’s recipient of the Eloise Reid Award for Nursing Excellence, has become an international board-certified lactation consultant.
Nurse Brooks works at 24-hour on-call Children’s Clinic Cayman in Smith Road alongside three paediatricians.
Dr. Gordon Smith, owner and medical director of the Children’s Clinic, said Ms Brooks has been giving breast-feeding advice to mothers since she started working at the practice six years ago.
“She took it upon herself to study and undertake the exam in order to become a certified lactation consultant. Rebekah is a huge asset to the clinic, she is able to advise worried mothers on the phone and will triage patients before they are seen by the doctors.
“She does such a good job that when it comes for the doctors to examine the patients and we ask ‘Do you have any questions?’, we often get the reply ‘No, Rebekah has answered them already!’”, Dr. Smith said.