Midwife clocks up 32 years without a day off sick

Friday 20 October 2017

Christine Goh has worked as a midwife for Guy's and St Thomas' for 32 years.

A community midwife who retired after 32 years without a day off sick has put her perfect record down to the joy of witnessing hundreds of births and healthy eating.

Christine Goh, who began her midwifery career at St Thomas’ Hospital in 1985 and was based at Gracefield Gardens Health Centre in Streatham, says she has enjoyed supporting women at every stage of their pregnancy including giving birth at home.

Christine, who runs a regular antenatal clinic at Gracefield Gardens, says: “When you deliver a healthy baby it’s so rewarding. It’s great to see the mother and her new baby and the joy it brings to the whole family. For me, every birth is wonderful, every birth is unique. It’s a happy place to be.”

She continues: “Sometimes when I visit a new mum at home and I meet the grandmother, they say, ‘Don’t you remember that you delivered my daughter all those years ago, now she’s a new mum.’  It’s lovely that they remember me and are so appreciative.”

Angela Ugen, Midwifery matron for Community Services, says: “Christine is a dedicated and inspirational midwife who has been there for so many women at one of the most important times of their life. Congratulations on her achievement.”

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