Job still delivers joy to Rockingham General Hospital veteran midwife


Elizabeth Grosse, Rockingham General Hospital’s oldest midwife.
Elizabeth Grosse, Rockingham General Hospital’s oldest midwife.

AT 79, Rockingham General Hospital’s oldest practising midwife still feels as passionate and enthusiastic about her work as the day she first started.

Elizabeth Grosse began her nursing and midwifery career in 1956.

“My role has changed over the years but I still love being a support for mothers of newborns,” Mrs Grosse said.

“I enjoy what I do and have the privilege of working alongside a wonderful and supportive team.”

Mrs Grosse is part of the hospital’s Visiting Midwifery Service that provides women with follow-up support in their homes after discharge from hospital.

The service could involve physical checks on mothers and babies and providing advice on feeding, settling and any other concerns women may have.

RGH maternity Unit Manager Alicia Pearce praised Mrs Grosse for her dedication to the midwifery profession and as an exceptional role model for other midwives.

“Libby has shown exemplary respect, sensitivity and professionalism throughout her career while ensuring women remain the centre of midwifery care,” Mrs Pearce.