Inspiring visit to Logan Maternity and Child Health Hubs

Pictured Left to right: Leah Vekve, Susan Frieberg and Dr Robyn Littlewood during the visit.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland Chief Executive Dr Robyn Littlewood and Senior Public Health Nutritionist Charlotte Morrison recently visited Jajumbora Midwifery Hub, one of three Maternity and Child Health Hubs providing high quality community-based antenatal care to mums and mums-to-be in the Logan region.

Dr Littlewood said the work of the Logan Community Maternity and Child Health Program Oversight Committee and the Logan Maternity and Child Health Hubs illustrated how working together to make healthy happen in Logan could achieve positive results.

Run by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS), the Jajumbora Hub aims to connect Logan women to the health, community and social services they need for a healthy pregnancy using an innovative, best-practice model of care.

“Visiting the Jajumbora Hub, I have seen first-hand how important it is for us to work with partners and community members who are implementing great initiatives to improve the health of their community,” Dr Littlewood said.

“Together we can encourage Queenslanders to access local services, in safe and friendly environments, to ensure healthier lives are achieved. I commend Metro South Hospital and Health Services in establishing such an innovative model.”

The Hub provides midwife support from pregnancy through to parenthood to give children the very best start in life. It has even integrated a bush tucker garden in helping keep mums and bubbas happy and healthy.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is working on a range of initiatives and programs that will have a direct input into the Logan community, building on existing partnerships as well as supporting new pathways.