May 08
Midwife of the Year announced for Local Health District in 2017

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) is celebrating International Day of the Midwife on 5 May with the announcement of its Midwife of the Year for 2017.

International Day of the Midwife is a chance to recognise and celebrate midwives in our Local Health District and around the world.

The day helps remind us of the important role the midwife plays in the delivery of quality health care to women during their pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal journey in facilities across the region.

Matilda Davis, a Community Based Midwife from Bourke has been awarded Western NSW Local Health District Midwife of the Year for 2017.

Director Nursing & Midwifery, Adrian Fahy said nominees had to demonstrate their commitment to the midwifery profession and values that highlight patient/client centred-care.

“Matilda was awarded this year's Midwife of the Year due to her ongoing commitment to working in partnership with women by building relationships of trust and shared decision making," Mr Fahy said.

“Matilda continues to strive to provide the best possible care for the women of Bourke and surrounding areas by maintaining her knowledge of current standards, guidelines and policies."

“Matilda is enthusiastic and committed to find new and innovative ways of delivering care to women, embracing the outreach program, placental burial and postnatal care in Bourke," he said.

“Matilda also demonstrates her ongoing commitment to midwifery through education of staff and students, facilitating students within the community midwifery service, a new pathway for midwifery students."

“I'd like to personally congratulate Matilda on receiving this award and to thank her for her ongoing commitment to the midwifery profession, and I'm sure everyone in the Western NSW Local Health District and Bourke Multipurpose Service joins me in these congratulations."

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au