Mater Inala Antenatal Outreach Clinic Celebrates 20

Mater Inala Antenatal Outreach Clinic Celebrates 20

For twenty years the Mater Antenatal Outreach Clinic has been supporting women in the Inala community on their birthing journey providing expert medical care with Mater midwives in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment.

The clinic offers a dedicated interpreter service to Vietnamese speaking patients to support them during their midwifery appointments through to birthing at Mater.    

Mater Vietnamese Interpreter Phuong Nguyen is seen as the heart and soul of the clinic on Tuesdays where she establishes rapport with mothers as soon as they enter the service.

“I love connecting with families and supporting them through their journey, it’s an important service we provide – even if something goes wrong I like to be there to see these families through a difficult time,” Phuong said.

“I know I have made an impact on their lives as people stop me in the shops to introduce me to their children and thank me for my support during the birth of their babies.

“This is a very rewarding career and I really love what I do, I hope I can keep doing this until I retire.”

In addition to interpreter services between midwifes and patients Phuong also assists with telehealth calls between obstetricians and patients plus attending births and caesarean section surgeries where needed.  

Cam Nguyen is 37 weeks pregnant and has attended the clinic three times now; she finds it a friendly and inviting space.

“Phuong accompanies me to all my appointments, I have been recommended for a c-section and I find it very reassuring to have someone there to help me with all my questions,” Cam said.

Tra Ly has come through the clinic twice with both her pregnancies and found the services very positive.

“I have diabetes and I found the information and care provided by the staff in the clinic very helpful. I also live nearby and the location was very easy to get to, especially with a toddler,” Tra said.

Midwife Lindy Morgan has been working in the clinic for the past 18 months said the service was very necessary for the community.

“In addition to having an interpreter onsite we are close to their homes here and they don’t have to travel all the way in to South Brisbane for an appointment which can be difficult when you’re heavily pregnant or have young children,” Lindy said.

Midwifery Unit Manager Jane Pratt said the clinic can see up to fifty women a week for antenatal appointments.

“It’s a fantastic service we are able to offer in the community, we run five days a week seeing women from all over the Inala community, Tuesdays are specifically with the Vietnamese interpreter services,” Jane said.

For more information about the clinic please contact, 07 3275 544 or email,  


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