"Box Hill Midwifery Program - Vanessa"

About: Box Hill Hospital / Maternity Service

(as a service user),

I was fortunate enough to be a recipient of the tremendous, tailored and consistent care provided by the Midwifery Group Practice at Box Hill. I gave birth to my child earlier this year and the care provided by the team, and in particular, by my appointed midwife, Vanessa was outstanding.

Vanessa supported me through my birthing fears and was a strong advocate for my preferences throughout the pregnancy and during labour. I credit Vanessa with the healthy birth of my little baby, my very positive birth experience and a smooth transition into motherhood, for which my family and I are very, very grateful.

From my experience, I can only hope that more women are given the opportunity to partake in a Midwifery Group Practice model in the years ahead.  


Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health last week
David Plunkett
Chief Executive,
Eastern Health
Submitted on 27/07/2020 at 19:01
Published on Care Opinion on 28/07/2020 at 08:54

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Dear limaxd38,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Eastern Health's Midwifery Group Practice at Box Hill Hospital. Congratulations on the arrival of the healthy birth of your baby.

I was so pleased to read how Vanessa supported you right through your antenatal, birthing and postnatal experience and this made such a difference to both your experience and your preparation for parenthood.

It will give me great pleasure to share your comments both with Vanessa and also her manager so they see first hand the positive impact Vanessa's efforts had.

Wishing you all the very best and thank you again!

Kind regards,


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