Midwife in discussion with patientHappy International Day of the Midwife!

Today, we celebrate the invaluable contribution of our midwives to improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and families in Victoria.

The profession of midwifery embodies the spirit of true patient-centred care.

'Midwives partner with women and families to provide safe, high-quality care to mothers, babies and infants,' said Ann Maree Keenan, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer.

'The partnership between mother and midwife promotes self-care and ensures the best possible health outcomes for mothers, newborns and families. Partnering with women, clinicians and all people accessing health services is integral to the work of Safer Care Victoria.'

The theme of this year’s International Day of the Midwife is Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life. People worldwide are posting stories about midwives on social media platforms like Twitter using the hashtag #IDM2017.

The Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer has a key role in developing a collaborative and strategic approach to nursing and midwifery for Victoria and nationally.

More information

Learn more about the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer.

Learn more about Safer Care Victoria - Victoria's leading agency for healthcare safety, quality and innovation.