Kia Ora Auckland College members,
I am a Midwifery advisor based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland region. This role was established in February 2020 in response to the growing need to have a Midwifery advisor in the largest region in New Zealand.
I have a blend of experience in clinical practice and education for more than 20 years in Auckland. I have worked across all three hospitals in Auckland, as an educator at AUT and an LMC. I work alongside the Auckland Chairs, the College CE, and advisors in Christchurch.
I believe that Aotearoa, New Zealand midwifery is unique and benefits from the shared knowledge and skills that come from diversity within the workforce, alongside the opportunities for midwives to work autonomously in community or hospital settings.
Our professional body is an integral part of the glue that keeps the profession working together and, as such, plays a vital role in strengthening the connections we have with many other health services that we come in contact with. In a time of workforce vulnerability, LMC’s and employed midwives need to be aware of the support structures around them and feel a connection to their professional body, alongside maintaining healthy relationships with their hospital-based colleagues and leaders that they work alongside.
Please feel free to contact me for advice on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nga mihi nui,