100,000th baby born at Epworth Freemasons
Even though we’ve welcomed 100,000 babies into the world, each family is treated like our own.
- 100,000 babies born
- Epworth Freemasons maternity opened in 1991
- 12 original staff are still working there today
Epworth Freemasons staff are celebrating a milestone, with the 100,000th baby born.
Simon Benedict, Executive General Manager, Epworth Freemasons said the entire maternity team is very excited to reach this momentous milestone.
“There’s 100 thousand reasons why we love what we do,” Mr Benedict said.
“Even though we’ve welcomed 100,000 babies into the world, each family is treated like our own. “
The maternity unit at Epworth Freemasons Maternity opened 30 years ago, in September 1991.
A dozen of the original team members are still working there today.
Mr Benedict said that in addition to the $2m in renovations over the last few years, our recently introduced Epworth Freemasons Maternity Concierge, Ellen Moriarty-Taig, provides a truly personalised experience for families.
“Parents choosing to have their baby at Epworth know support and guidance is here from the moment someone considers starting a family, through pregnancy, birth and beyond.”
‘Ellen started with us last year. She is thrilled to help parents when they find out they are expecting, through to assisting when leaving our hospital with their precious newborn’.
Epworth Freemasons holds a special place for pre-admissions nurse Melissa Fakhri, who joined Epworth 10 years ago.
Melissa and her three sisters are among 100,000 babies’ names that have been handwritten into the birth register over the last 30 years. It’s a tradition that continues today, even though patient records are computerised.
“Epworth Freemasons has a special place in the hearts of my family as the four of us were all born here,” Ms Fakhri said.
“When I discovered I was pregnant, with my little boy Romeo, I knew where I wanted to have him here. My sisters and I all have leaves on the ‘Tree of Life’ so it’s an extra special place for us.”
Every baby born at Epworth Maternity is given a special keepsake ‘Welcome to the World’ gift box filled with an exclusive Epworth x Purebaby grow suit, Designer Bums reusable nappy, milestone cards and Franjo’s lactation cookies.
We’ve brought decades of knowledge and practical tips into one place, with the creation of Bump, Birth & Bub, by Epworth Maternity. This fresh take on pregnancy, birth and those precious newborn weeks is easy to read and we hope it becomes your go-to maternity book.