New midwife to join Ingham midwifery team
1 February 2018
The Ingham Health Service planned, low-risk birthing team welcomed a new caseload midwife on Monday to provide women-centered midwifery care to the Ingham community.
This is Kahli Mitchell’s very first role as a registered midwife after graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Midwifery last year.
“I’ve always had a fascination for pregnancy and birth and a passion for making a positive difference to the lives of women and their families,” she said.
“Becoming a midwife has allowed me to combine my interest with my passion and I love it.”
Ms Mitchell said she was looking forward to her role as a caseload midwife.
“I will see women from early pregnancy through to birth and six-weeks postnatally which will allow me to establish great relationships with women and their families.
“I’m looking forward to getting to know the women and families of Ingham and making a positive difference.”
Ms Mitchell has relocated from Brisbane with her partner to commence the role.
“Completing my graduate year at a rural hospital will expose me to a range of learning opportunities and allow me to refine my skills and consolidate my learning,” she said.
“I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible and from a personal view, my partner and I can’t wait to get to know the town and its locals.”
Ingham Health Service midwifery team leader Virginia Meyjes said she was thrilled to have Ms Mitchell join the team.
“It has been a fulfilling year-and-a-half since the planned, low-risk birthing service commenced at our health service and it’s a significant moment to welcome a new member to our team bringing our total number of midwives to five,” she said.
“We hope that Kahli enjoys supporting local women and their families to grow and expand their families as much as we do.”
Ms Mitchell is one of 70 nursing and midwifery graduates who have joined the Townsville Hospital and Health Service as part of the first intake of midwifery and nursing graduates for 2018.