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Seonaid Sutton is a Health Care Assistant (HCA) in the Children's Outpatients department at York District Hospital. In her role she undertakes baseline observations on children as they attend hospital and tries to make the experience less medical and therefore less intimidating by employing distraction techniques and providing reassurance.

According to the family, from about  the age of 3 or 4, that's what I said, "when I'm a big girl, I'm going to be a nurse".

Before taking up her job at York District, Seonaid worked as an HCA at a local GP practice. She was responsible for running her own clinics - checking people with long term conditions were well managed; helping the GPs with minor surgeries; and working on health promotion. Seonaid describes being a health care assistant as giving her a sense of achievement, even if it means just making someone smile when they are having a hard day.

Seonaid lives with her eight year old daughter and when she's not working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

You can use the link below to view Seonaid's portrait.