Thanking MCH nurses for tireless work

Wyndham MCH nurse Helen. (Supplied/Wyndham council). 253516_01

Wyndham council has acknowledged the tireless work of its Maternal Child Health (MCH) nurses who have been helping new parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The municipality’s 66 MCH nurses have continued working throughout lockdowns, with their role recognised as an essential service.

Wyndham mayor Adele Hegedich said that between July 2020 and June 2021, the MCH nurses conducted 36,292 key age and stage checks with 15,488 local infants and children.

“The nurses have gone above and beyond to constantly adapt to the ever-changing health directives and importantly meet the needs of Wyndham residents,” Cr Hegedich said.

“Babies are still being born every day in Wyndham and the importance of a Maternal Child Health nurse visiting new parents is incredibly important now, with new parents not being able to see their extended families and seek support.”

At the moment, the MCH nurses are doing home visits while wearing protective personal equipment and following COVID-safe protocols.

“Wyndham city and our residents are very grateful and appreciative of the wonderful work that our Maternal Child Health Nurses do to support local families, babies and children,” Cr Hegedich said.

Wyndham’s MCH team will soon be contacting families to invite them to take part in a Let’s Catch Up – Key Age Stage Program session, for children due for their 18 months, 2 years and 3.5 year key age stage checks.

The MCH service is provided to residents free of charge. Call 1300 370 567 for more information.