Celebrating International Day of the Midwife - Lucy Phillips

Celebrating International Day of the Midwife - Lucy Phillips

Today is International Day of the Midwife – a day when Mater recognises the extraordinary work and commitment of our hundreds of midwives.
Lucy Phillips was interested in working with women and families long before she became a nurse and a midwife.
The Clinical Midwife began working at Mater Mothers’ Hospital 15 years ago and is as passionate today about empowering women as she was on her first day in the job.
“There has never been a more challenging time to work in healthcare, but if you are passionate about what you do and you really believe in making a difference, there will always be a place for you,” Lucy said.
“Being able to give back to another human being is a very special thing and I don’t think there is any better feeling.”
In her Team Leader Role, Lucy cares for up to 20 patients a day and has supported thousands of Mater mums and their babies over the past 15 years.
“The more experienced I get, the more passionate I get about supporting women and wanting really good outcomes for them and their families,” she said.
“I don’t think there is any better feeling than helping another human being to feel safe, secure and confident, particularly during a difficult situation.”
Lucy said mentoring junior members of staff and supporting colleagues was also a rewarding part of her job.
“Everyone in the team challenges themselves to be better clinicians,” Lucy said.
“I have always been inspired by the very clever and passionate people that I work with at Mater.”
Say thank you
Show your gratitude by sharing a virtual flower in honour of your midwife – and let your gratitude bloom.



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