Sinead McDaid - Early Years Obesity Prevention Coordination - Health Visiting Department
When did you start the HSC?
Why did you choose to work in the HSC?
Nursing was the only thing i ever wanted to do from a young age. I have always been a strong and resilient individual, i thought i could use this strength to support others in need and at their most vulnerable.
When I qualified as an adult nurse in 2007, I applied to work in the Western Trust. I was extremely lucky and excited to be offered a permanent position at Altnagelvin Intensive Care Unit. Since then, I have continued to progress my career across to public health where I qualified as a specialist community public health nurse in 2015.
Describe what you do?
I am based within the Western Trust Health Visiting Dept, I am the early years obesity prevention coordinator.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy chatting with the parents, hearing their stories and being in a position to offer a practical, solution focused programme that works, in partnership with families, promoting improved emotional and physical health for all the family.
It really is a great thing to be able to offer help that really makes a difference!