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International Day of the Midwife

Hampers, cupcakes, games and awards kicked off the celebrations for International Day of the Midwife at Hornsby Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. 
Midwives across Northern Sydney Local Health District are celebrated every year on 5 May. Last year midwives across the district helped bring more than 5500 babies into the world.

This year’s theme is 100 Years of Progress. One hundred years ago, the International Midwives Union (IMU) was created in Belgium, which was the forerunner of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said it is a time for celebrating the compassionate care, devotion and kindness our midwives provide to thousands of women and their families every year.  

Our midwives take on such a special role in so many people’s lives, putting women and their family at the centre of care and at the heart of every decision
NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox

“The support, education and care our midwives provide stays with women and their families long after they have left the care of our hospitals and services,” she said. 

“Their dedication and skill has such a huge impact at such a life-changing time. 

“Thank you to all our midwives working across our hospitals, services and in the community.”

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