No pregnant pause as record is broken


Clinical Nurse manager Hilda Watson (left) and midwife Justine Hutton (right) with patients Emina Sarajlic (seated) and Leila Timol and two of the 19 babies born at Joondalup Health Campus on the big day.
Clinical Nurse manager Hilda Watson (left) and midwife Justine Hutton (right) with patients Emina Sarajlic (seated) and Leila Timol and two of the 19 babies born at Joondalup Health Campus on the big day.

On February 18, 16 babies were born in the public portion of the hospital, beating the previous record of 14.

Another three were born in the campus’ private section to make it 19 deliveries and a very busy day for midwives.

Chief executive Kempton Cowan said there had been unpredecented demand for maternity services, with a 70 per cent increase in deliveries over the past five years.

“Joondalup Health Campus is clearly a popular choice for women; in fact, we delivered more than 4000 babies over the past year,” he said.

“The expansion of the hospital with the opening of the Joondalup Health Campus Private Hospital in 2013 gave us increased capacity for the provision of maternity services to meet community demand now and into the future.”