The service includes free regular check-ups and health support for children at key developmental stages up to the age of four, and is relied on by parents to ensure the ongoing health of their children.
“Boroondara’s Maternal and Child Health Nurses visit every baby in Boroondara” Councillor Phillip Healey, Mayor of Boroondara said. ‘We have 20 nurses seeing over 3000 families each year.
“The service in Boroondara has grown from one centre in Kew in 1920, to 12 centres spread across the community. This illustrates just how valuable the Maternal and Child Health Service is to our residents,” said Cr Healey.
The Boroondara Maternal and Child Health Service also runs a Day Stay program, Chinese Family and Baby’s Ok what about you Groups, Drop-in Breastfeeding Clinics, and CPR for Babies workshops.
“Every parent in Boroondara will be familiar with the work of our Maternal and Child Health Nurses and the incredible service that they provide,” said Cr Healey.
To celebrate 100 years of Maternal and Child Health Services in Victoria, Boroondara’s Maternal and Child Health nurses are inviting parents and children to a special Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Parents, children and teddy bears are encouraged to come along for a morning filled with fun activities and celebration.
There will also be a special photo exhibition in the Camberwell Library Corridor showing the history of Maternal and Child Health Services in Boroondara for the month of July 2017.
For more information speak with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse or visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/mch or call 9278 4606.
When: 10am to 12pm, Wednesday 12 July 2017
Where: Parkview Room, Ingelsby Road, Camberwell Civic Centre, Camberwell
Photo opportunity: Photo opportunities with local families will be available on the day.
For more information email Rachael Pictor, Communications Business Partner. Phone: 9278 4268