Support our Dragonfly Midwives

Donate to the Dragonfly Midwives providing culturally sensitive midwifery care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women having an Aboriginal baby during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Above: Midwife Ngaire Denton assisting one of Dragonfly's patients

Community-Based Aboriginal Maternity Care

Western Sydney Local Health District has the largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living within NSW. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies continue to experience higher rates of mortality and morbidity compared to non-Indigenous women and babies.

To improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, babies and their community, Westmead Hospital’s Women’s and Newborn’s Health has developed a new Aboriginal model of maternity care in consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the well-established and Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service at Mt Druitt. Women’s and Newborn Health recently launched the Dragonfly Midwifery Clinic at Westmead, which needs in-kind and financial support to provide:

  • antenatal classes and education
  • welcome packs for mums and babies with personal care products 
  • baby clothes and hooded baby blankets
  • Aboriginal artwork 

Westmead Hospital Foundation respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where Westmead is based, the Barramattagal people of the Darug nation. Westmead Hospital Foundation acknowledges Elders past and present, and the deep connection to the lands and the waters of Western Sydney Local Health District.

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