Thanking our dedicated midwives - Media Releases

Thursday, May 17, 2018

As part of International Day of the Midwife on May 5, Eastern Health has acknowledged the commitment and expertise of its midwifery team.


Around 370 midwives are employed at Eastern Health across Box Hill Hospital, Angliss Hospital and also within community based teams which extend to the Yarra Valley.


Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery A/Prof Kath Riddell said the midwifery team is highly valued and integral to meeting the needs of our community.


“The birth of a child is an amazing experience for mothers and families, but not without risk and the care requirements don’t cease once a child is born. We are grateful to our dedicated team of midwives for being there every step of the way’.


“Our midwives are passionate, skilled and dedicated to deliver the best possible outcomes for women and their babies. They are professionals who do a truly outstanding job every day.”