The newest Midwife at Wonthaggi Hospital has demonstrated that healthcare workers can achieve fulfilling careers at Bass Coast Health (BCH).
Maddi Carew recently gained registration as a Midwife after completing her Graduate Diploma of Midwifery at Federation University’s Gippsland campus at Churchill.
Apart from undertaking her Graduate Year at Monash Health at Clayton and Dandenong hospitals, Maddi has spent the rest of her young nursing career at BCH.
For the past two years she has been a Student Midwife and also worked as a Nurse in the Emergency Department, Acute Ward, Sub-Acute Ward and Integrated Care Unit at Wonthaggi Hospital.
“All the midwives here are wonderful. They’ve just been really supportive of me over the last two years and I feel really excited to be working as a Midwife,” she said.
“Bass Coast Health has made me feel part of the team since my first day. It’s a great place to work and I’m looking forward to a long career here. There is a lot of opportunity for growth.”
Maddi’s midwifery registration was the completion of a life-long goal.
“It feels a bit surreal that I’ve completed my qualification because I’ve wanted to be a Midwife since I was a little girl,” she said.
“I was born here at Wonthaggi Hospital and was quite sick. Mum always said how great the midwives were here. Birth and babies have always fascinated me.
“I’ve literally got a tear in my eye every time I’m involved in the birth of a baby. It’s a real honour to be part of that special time in the lives of the mum and the family. Sometimes you might be the first face that a baby sees.
“It’s not just a job, it’s the chance to be part of something special.”
Bass Coast Health is now seeking new staff, including Midwives. If you would like to join our team in a clinical or non-clinical role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org