NSLHD News August 26 2022

(Left to right): MGP midwives Kim Baker, Jen Dixon, Heidi Partington, Julie Laherty, Katrina Allen

Hornsby midwifery group practice celebrates 11 years Hornsby Kuring-Gai Hospital Midwifery Group Practice

Partington, Julie Laherty, Katrina Allen, and midwifery unit manager Nicola Duffy recently came together with the families of last year’s births to celebrate another year of MGP care. Kim said the opportunity to celebrate another year of service and catch up with the families was a great way for the MGP team to be able to check in with mothers and their children. “It’s really great catching up with the women a year later and seeing how much their babies have grown,” she said. “They love coming to the birthday party as much as we love having it because they really value the model and the continuity it gives them.” implementation of the HP Records Manager System (TRIM) and managed the core structure and framework of corporate records and compliance. Carol has also helped on- board and train hundreds of staff members in the corporate policies and procedures field during her career. Reflecting on her time at NSLHD, Carol said the support she has received and the friendships she has formed across the district are what she will miss the most.

Both women and midwives value the program as they get to know each other through the course of a pregnancy, which enables the expecting mothers to have a known midwife at their birth. Kim said the journey the midwives are able to go on with expecting mothers makes the experience a special one. “The best thing about being an MGP midwife is getting to know the women during their pregnancy and birth, particularly when they return for subsequent babies,” she said. “It means we develop really lovely relationships with them.”

(MPG) recently celebrated 11 years of the maternity service.

MGP is a continuity of carer program whereby each midwife cares for

approximately 40 women per year, guiding them through the antenatal period, being on-call during their pregnancy and for labour and birth, and providing support at home for up to two weeks postnatally. The service is renowned for its enhanced outcomes for women and babies with increased normal birth rates, reduced incidences of epidurals and increased satisfaction for women. MGP midwives (pictured) Kim Baker, Jen Dixon, Heidi

NSLHD bids farewell to Carol Parker Northern Sydney Local Health District is bidding farewell to

Carol Parker after 40 years of service to the NSW Health system. Carol is retiring from her role as a corporate records, privacy and government information public access (GIPA) officer which she has held since 2010. Carol has worked across various roles within NSLHD and boasts an impressive list of achievements during her time. Most notably, Carol played a vital role in the

Carol Parker farewelled after 40 years of service to the NSW Health system

“I have been very grateful for the support I have received over the years in order to learn and be able to advance in my various roles,” she said. “I will really miss working with my wonderful colleagues across the district.”



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