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First observed in 1988, Children’s day recognises the importance of passing on the rich traditions and customs from generations past and present.
Redland Hospital midwife Rebecca Clark said Redland valued the importance of strong beginnings for children, growing up in the best health, with a strong connection to family, community and country.
“We know that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face significant health disparities and maternal and infant health is no exception,” Rebecca said.
“However at Redland we have a strong focus on strong beginnings with the mothers and babies who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, gaining access to Midwifery Group Practice MGP collaborative care.”
She said the MGP midwives were a high quality, collaborative team of five midwives working on call 24hrs a day, five days a week.
“We are lucky to work with May our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Infant Health Worker, led by Dr Wendy Dutton, Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Janet Knowles, our Midwifery Unit Manager.
“Additionally, we couldn’t be without our social worker Carolyn Biggins, child health and with local community agencies such as Yulu Burri Ba.
“In partnership with our families I think we achieve a high quality and transformative maternity health service.”
Featured: Midwife Rebecca Clark, baby Margo with mum, Margo Mills from Wynnum at Redland Hospital.