King Edward Memorial Hospital departments celebrate International Gynaecological Awareness Day

Women and Newborn Health Service Acting Executive Director Graeme Boardley, Patient Advocate Jade Smith, Manager Sarah Clifford and Awareness Information Network founder Kath Mazzella.
Gynaecological Awareness Information Network founder Kath Mazzella, Women and Newborn Health Service Acting Executive Director of Graeme Boardley and Clinical Nurse consultant Victoria Farrell.
Women and Newborn Health Service Acting Executive Director Graeme Boardley, Patient Advocate Jade Smith, Manager Sarah Clifford and Awareness Information Network founder Kath Mazzella. Gynaecological Awareness Information Network founder Kath Mazzella, Women and Newborn Health Service Acting Executive Director of Graeme Boardley and Clinical Nurse consultant Victoria Farrell.

KING Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) staff members decorated their departments with knickers on Monday, September 10 to commemorate International Gynaecological Awareness Day.

This year four KEMH departments competed for the title of best decorated ward in an effort to bring awareness to women’s health issues.

The Customer Service unit won the competition after embellishing their office with underwear shaped cardboard cut-outs and gynaecology related flyers.

They will be rewarded with tea to be served by the Staff Recognition Wellness Committee.

Gynaecological Awareness Information Network founder Kath Mazzella said the day would generate conversation and better understanding of women’s gynaecology.

“Momentum is developing and the more momentum we have the more we can bring out issues like polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, hysterectomies and the list goes on,” she said.

“Millions upon millions of women have these issues […] yet some of those don’t know and understand what’s going on inside.”

The hospital celebrates the day annually and has done so for six years.