Network and nibbles a great way to connect

Left to right:  Western Sydney University School of Nursing & Midwifery Professor Virginia Schmied, academic programs director Fiona Arundell, Professor of Midwifery Hannah Dahlen,  Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Western Sydney University Associate Professor of Midwifery Virginia Stulz, Westmead Hospital midwifery unit manager Carolyn Hilsabeck and Blacktown Hospital clinical midwifery consultant Lisa White. 

A series of networking events is providing Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff an opportunity to collaborate and brainstorm ideas for the future of healthcare in a social setting.

The events are hosted by Western Sydney University’s nursing and midwifery research centre in collaboration with Blacktown Hospital.

The most recent event highlighted a new project that is focusing on the future of postnatal health and the way models of care can impact on the health of a new mother and her family – a project being rolled out by Western Sydney University and Blacktown Hospital.

WSLHD acting nursing and midwifery and clinical governance executive director Danielle Levis said it was great to see nursing and midwives taking the time out to network.

“These sessions allow midwives, nurses, clinicians and academics to have the opportunity to come together to share knowledge, experience and insights around research and patient care,” Danielle said.

“The theme reminded us of the importance of the role of midwifery in the health profession, being woman-centred, providing safe and supportive care and working in collaboration with others.

“I hope our midwives are now inspired to think about how they too can contribute to research that will enhance their midwifery profession.”

The next Network & Nibbles event is on Thursday 1 August at the Blacktown Clinical & Research School Auditorium. It will have an oral health theme.

Register here  or email