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Janelle's memory lives on in midwifery award

6 February 2019

Midwife Janelle Pettit was a much loved member of Logan Hospital’s maternity team when she sadly passed away last year.

Now, Janelle and her love of new mums, their babies and their families will be remembered every year thanks to the Janelle Pettit Award, presented for the first time in January.

MUM Margaret Wendt said the award would be presented every year to the graduate midwife who most represented Janelle’s love of her job and those she cared for.

"Janelle was the midwife we all aspire to be," Marg said.

"She really loved what she did and had a passion for mums and families.

"Janelle loved other midwives and worked hard to grow their skills; she loved being here and being part of the team."

Marg said Janelle was one of the hardest working people she had ever met.

"She was always laughing and genuinely just loved everything about what she did.

"She will always be loved, missed and remembered by us."

Graham Pettit said the Logan Hospital team was a family for Janelle and that while she would be embarrassed by the attention, the award in her name was wonderful.

"Thank you for putting it together - it’s just great," he said.

Pictured: Graduate Midwife Simone Nuttall (centre) with Janelle Pettit’s family Amy, Dominique, Graham and Brad.

Last updated 6 February 2019

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