HCA celebrates International Midwives Day

International Midwives Day 2017

This year, to celebrate International Midwives Day, we asked our Midwives to share why they love their job, their experience and useful tips. We created a video mash up showcasing some of the stories of our Midwives. As a special thank you, we also rewarded all our Midwives working on the day with a bonus 100 HCA Rewards points.  

Midwife Theresa Ruzive, NSW candidly shared with us why she decided to become a Midwife. After having a bad birthing experience in her hometown when having her second son, she decided she wanted to make a difference in a woman’s birthing experience.

When we asked Angela Fyneman, WA what is the most rewarding part of being a Midwife, she humbly said, “The thank you’s. The thank you for being with me, the thank you for helping me to learn how to breast feed, the thank you from the dads and the partners about how making them feel comfortable with their new babies.”

Barbara Steicke, SA bestowed some great advice to our new Midwives reminding them that things can change at a moment’s notice so do the best you can to get a happy healthy mother and baby every day.

We are very proud of our Midwives and appreciate their dedication to the health and wellbeing of thousands of mothers and newborns every day.

Check out the full video below!

And here are some snaps from the day of our lovely HCA Midwives!
BlogPost_v1Our teams visited hospitals and midwifery units nationally, greeting our hardworking Midwives with HCA goodies, fruit hampers, flowers and cakes to show our appreciation for their work.

Midwives in the regional sites also received a gift from HCA with deliveries of cupcakes to celebrate.

Heard a story about an HCA employee you want us to share?

We love hearing about the amazing things that our Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Allied Health and Support Workers do, both on and off the job. If you want to share an amazing story about yourself or a fellow HCA employee please email us.