NSLHD News November 21

Staff received keep cups to celebrate smashing their referral KPIs for the Get Healthy in Pregnancy program

Cheers to our midwives for a job well done NSLHD midwives have celebrated an outstanding achievement in helping women get healthy during pregnancy.

In recognition of their efforts Health Promotion presented midwives with a Get Healthy in Pregnancy Keep Cup. “The cups are not only great for drink refills and the environment, they spread the get healthy in pregnancy message and help the team think about all the women they have supported,” Health Promotion’s Darryn Piper said. For more information about the free Get Healthy in Pregnancy service, speak with your midwife, visit www.gethealthynsw.com. au or call 1300 806 258.

Between July 2018 and June 2019 midwives referred 1202 women to the free Get Healthy in Pregnancy service. This was 263 per cent of the expected number of referrals predicted by NSW Health and represents the second highest referral numbers in the state. Get Healthy in Pregnancy is a free NSW Health information and telephone coaching service to support pregnant women maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy. NSLHD Maternity Network Manager Michelle De Vroome said: “The team is so committed to helping our women achieve the best health possible for themselves and their babies. It’s no wonder we have received terrific results.” The team hasn’t rested on their laurels either; by September this year, they had already reached 60 per cent of the whole year’s referral target. “Referral numbers aside, what these achievements mean is that even more of our women receive the extra support provided by the service,” Michelle said.


We know our staff do amazing things and we want to hear about it. Share your news, achievements and events with your District colleagues. Contact our team on 9463 1722 or email NSLHD-media@health.nsw.gov.au to submit your news.



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