2022 - Year in Review

RNSH midwives celebrating International Day of the Midwife

Midwives mark 100 years of progress

Hampers, cupcakes, games and awards kicked off the celebrations for International Day of the Midwife at Hornsby and Royal North Shore hospitals.

Midwives across NSLHD are celebrated every year on 5 May. Midwives across the district help bring more than 5000 babies into the world each year. This year’s theme was 100 Years of Progress. One hundred years ago, the International Midwives Union was created in Belgium, which was the forerunner of the International Confederation of Midwives. Former NSLHD chief executive Deb Willcox said it was a time for celebrating the compassionate care, devotion and kindness midwives provided to thousands of women and their families every year.

“The support, education and care our midwives provide stays with women and their families long after they have left the care of our hospitals and services,” she said. “Our midwives take on such a special role in so many people’s lives, putting women and their family at the centre of care and at the heart of every decision. “Their dedication and skill has such a huge impact at such a life-changing time. “Thank you to all our midwives working across our hospitals, services and in the community.”

NSLHD Director of Nursing & Midwifery Claire Harris; Hornsby Hospital’s Director of Midwifery and Nursing, Drew Hilditch-Roberts, and former Hornsby maternity nurse unit manager Sonya Holley.

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