Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) will celebrate the International Day of the Midwife tomorrow Saturday, May 5.
Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Karen Cairney said the theme selected this year by the International Confederation of Midwives is “Midwives leading the way with quality care”.
MLHD has 99 Midwives and assisted in the birthday of 2059 babies across the District in 2017.
Ms Cairney said Midwives around the world understand what' needed to have a safe and fulfilling birth within our maternity services. She has also acknowledged the hard work and contribution of local midwives who work in a variety of settings, including antenatal clinics, hospitals and postnatal care in the community.
“MLHD provides the opportunity for student midwives to gain their clinical practice to complete postgraduate midwifery education.
“On graduation, these midwives provide a sustainable workforce for our midwifery services for the future,” Ms Cairney said.
Midwives across MLHD will celebrate with events including morning and afternoon teas to recognise the important work of a midwife and the families they nurture.