Category: Maternity

BRHS ‘baby-friendly’ accreditation renewed

Following months of intensive work, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Maternity Unit has successfully renewed its Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative accreditation with the Australian College of Midwives. The accreditation, which BRHS Maternity Unit has held since 1999, has been renewed until March 2027. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative aims to

World-first mental health screening for BRHS perinatal care

A world-first online screening program is supporting the mental health of new and expectant mums across East Gippsland thanks to a new partnership between Bairnsdale Regional Health Service and the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE), Australia’s peak body for reducing the impacts of perinatal anxiety and depression. COPE has

Seasonal cheer drives new maternity charity fundraiser

Brighten your festive season and help Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s maternity unit by supporting the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation’s new Baubles for Babies appeal. The Gippsland-based charity is raising money for four new Neocots to update equipment in the maternity ward. Newborn Intensive Care Foundation chair and Sale resident

Resuscitaire the gift that keeps on giving at BRHS

A generous community donation has already saved the lives of babies at Bairnsdale Regional Health Centre’s Emergency Department. The Resuscitaire unit for the ED was co-funded between the Gippsland-based Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF) and BRHS, which shared the cost. The Paynesville Opp Shop was a major contributor to

New midwives love living, working in Bairnsdale

New midwives love living, working in Bairnsdale A stimulating work environment and East Gippsland’s enviable lifestyle have enticed two midwives to join the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service team. Experienced Registered Midwives and Nurses Renae Meade and Lizzie Grimstad have joined BRHS’s Maternity Unit, a move that they say is