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Vice-Chancellor Commends Midwifery Student

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry, has commended midwifery student, Ms Samantha Conway, for her exemplary professionalism in supporting two new parents in the stressful delivery of their baby daughter at Bentley Health Service.

The parents wrote to Professor Terry expressing their gratitude for Ms Conway’s care, and noting she had gone ‘above and beyond’ during the birth of their daughter by diligently supporting the supervising midwife and comforting them during the delivery. She stayed past her shift to help the new parents settle their baby when they returned to their ward, and followed up with the family the following day despite not being assigned to their care.

Ms Samantha Conway
Ms Samantha Conway was commended for her exemplary professionalism.

In other nursing news, St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals have welcomed the first cohort of student nurses, who will complete their training in a range of clinical areas.

Curtin University post-graduate nursing student, Dayna Luscombe, told Community News that it was exciting to complete her practical experience at a brand new hospital.

“It will be great to see how the new facilities and new technology are able to aid patient care,” she said.

“It is also exciting to be a part of history as the first nursing students at the hospitals.”

The student nurses will spend up to seven weeks at the hospitals on clinical placement.