International Day of the Midwife is celebrated globally each year on 5 May. This is an occasion for midwives to celebrate their profession and for us all to recognise the work of midwives and their contribution to maternal and newborn health.

We thank every midwife working across NSW Health for their ongoing commitment to high quality midwifery care and the dedication, skill and compassionate care you provide to women and their families.

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer’s Message to NSW Health Midwives

Transcript: Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer’s Message to NSW Health Midwives

Midwifery in NSW

NSW Health employs approximately 3,900 registered midwives. Across NSW, midwives support the birth of almost 100,000 babies each year.

Midwives put women and the family at the centre of care and at the heart of every decision, empowering them to be genuine partners in their care and improving their care experience. The significance and importance of providing women, their partners and families with compassionate care cannot be underestimated.

Hear what midwifery means to midwives a​​cross NSW Health​


Know an excellent midwife?

Nominate them for the 2019 Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

The awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise nurses and midwives for their excellence in practice and for the significant contribution that they make to their professions, their teams and the community.

Page Updated: Wednesday 1 May 2019
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