Castlemaine Maternity service celebrates its first birthday

Dhelkaya Health (formerly Castlemaine Health) held a special celebration at Buda Historic Home and Garden last Friday to mark the first birthday of its new look maternity service.
VIPs including Mums, Dads and Bubs which have utilised vital local service were among those that gathered to celebrate.
It was a first birthday party to remember with entertainment and balloon animals for the kids and an afternoon tea of sweet treats for the grown ups.
Dhelkaya Health CEO Sue Race opened proceedings by introducing Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Kerri Douglas who welcomed everyone to country and shared a Dja Dja Wurrung teaching ‘Bunjil Dreaming’.
Ms Race then acknowledged and thanked all the key people and groups who had contributed to the establishment of the new Midwifery Group Practice model of care including local GPs and Obstetricians, midwives, the Castlemaine Maternity Service Governance Committee – which is comprised of members of the hospital board, staff members, consumers, Safer Care Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation, Victorian Branch, Bendigo Health and all the families which had utilised the service. See the Mail for the full story…