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International Day of the Midwife on 5 May was celebrated across the Northern Sydney Local Health District. 

Staff at Hornsby, Royal North Shore, Ryde and Mona Vale hospitals celebrated with morning and afternoon teas, lunches, and awards. 

This year’s theme was Midwives: A Vital Climate Solution.

“As we commemorate the International Day of the Midwife, we gather to honour the remarkable contributions of our dedicated midwives. I would like to express my gratitude to our remarkable team of midwives across the Northern Sydney Local Health District,” said Claire Harris, Executive Director, Nursing and Midwifery.

“Our midwives’ efforts extend far beyond the delivery room, encompassing prenatal education, postnatal support, and advocacy for maternal and child health rights.

“Midwives are not only caregivers but also guardians of the future. By providing compassionate and comprehensive care to expectant mothers and newborns, they lay the foundation for a healthier and more sustainable world.” 

Last year, staff cared for more than 4,295 babies born at Royal North Shore and Hornsby hospitals.

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