Mater Mothers farewells long-serving Assistant Director Lynne Elliott

Mater Mothers farewells long-serving Assistant Director Lynne Elliott

After 29 years of service at Mater, long-serving Mater Mothers’ employee Lynne Elliott has hung up her uniform.

Since starting in November 1992 as a midwife, Ms Elliott held a range of roles across maternity, newborn and paediatric services.  

Most recently, Ms Elliott was well-known among Mater Mothers’ community in her role as the Assistant Director of Clinical Services for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the Neonatal Critical Care Unit within Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health.

Ms Elliott said she originally chose to work at Mater because of its reputation for maternity.

“I was excited by the opportunity to work in a tertiary maternity setting,” Ms Elliott said.

Having cared for tens-of-thousands of babies during her time at Mater Mothers, Ms Elliott said she felt privileged. 

“I have been a part of new families and their newborn journeys; and it’s been a privilege to have been a part of the team at Mater Mothers too,” she said.

She said it was hard to pinpoint what she would miss most.

Director of Neonatal Critical Care Unit Dr Pita Birch said Ms Elliott was a valued and trusted leader.

Dr Birch said, “I have had the pleasure to work really closely with Lynne in our leadership roles in the nursery. She has an amazing ability to really know the people she works with and to treat everyone with care, compassion and respect. Lynne recognises that the most important part of any service, like the NCCU, is the people – whether that is the babies and their families or the entire multidisciplinary team providing that care. Lynne always focused on the importance of caring for people.

“We wish Lynne all the best for her retirement and thank her for her 29 years of service.”

Looking to the future Ms Elliott said she was excited for what the next part of her life would bring.

Mater Mothers wishes Ms Elliott all the best for the future.

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