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Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital
10409 98 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2E8
Date: January 10, 2019
To: Gregory Cummings,
Dr. Sandra Corbett, Dr. Brian Muir
Dr. James Pope
Dr. Christa Delacruz, Dr. Ibaa Faltaous, Dr. Rogers Byebwa
AHS.NZ.SOO's, ED's, Directors & Admin; PCH.QEII-Management Committee; PCH.QEII-Divisional Committee; PCH.QEII-Mat Child Service Committee;
Penny Kelln, Gregory Schmidt
From: Stacy Greening, Senior Operating Officer – Area 9 and Addictions & Mental Health
Danica Sharp, Director – Provincial Midwifery Administrative Office
RE: Midwifery Services at the Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital
We are pleased to announce that full midwifery services, with Registered Midwives admitting clients, will formally begin at the Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital (QEIIRH) on Monday, January 14, 2019.
The AHS Provincial Midwifery Administrative Office, the QEIIRH medical and administrative leadership team and Patricia Lenstra RM, Clinical Midwifery Liaison North Zone have worked collaboratively to establish Registered Midwives working at the site.
Registered Midwives (RM) play an important role in the provision of maternal and newborn care in Alberta. RMs provide primary care to women and their babies during pregnancy, antepartum, labour, birth and the postpartum period up to six weeks. All RMs in Alberta have a degree/formal education in midwifery and are registered with the College of Midwives of Alberta. In Alberta, a four year degree in midwifery is offered through Mount Royal University. RMs are well trained and considered specialists in normal pregnancy and birth. RMs are regulated by the College of Midwives of Alberta and operate in accordance with the AHS Midwifery Bylaws and Rules. AHS Midwifery Staff are clinically and administratively supported by the Provincial Midwifery Administrative Office.
The title "Midwife" is a protected title and its use by anyone other than a Registered Midwife is illegal.
Please join us in welcoming the two RMs, Patricia (Patty) Lenstra and Olabisi (Bisi) Adegunju, who will be admitting clients at the QEIIRH.
In addition, work is underway to recruit an additional permanent Registered Midwife for continued expansion of client services offered in the Grande Prairie area. If you have any questions please contact Rosemary Van Herk-Auger, Director Patient Care at the QEIIRH or Heather Martin, Director Clinical Midwifery North, Central and Edmonton Zones.