Maternity care for refugees

Maternity care for refugees

Staff at Mater’s Refugee Maternity Service recently celebrated their own beautiful moment—treating their 1000th patient, mother-of-one Hawa Dukury.

Ms Dukury, originally from Liberia, visits the service monthly for her antenatal appointments.

Opened in 2008, the Refugee Maternity Service was developed in response to an unmet community need and is based on women and family centred care.

The service provides health care, psycho-social support and resources for women of a refugee background and is staffed by a team including obstetricians, midwives, interpreters and a social worker.

Refugee Maternity Service midwife Michelle Steel said the team were thrilled to know they had reached such a momentous milestone within five years of opening.

“It wouldn’t be possible to run the service without the commitment and dedication of the team and also the women themselves who have really taken ownership of the service,” Ms Steel said.

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