Helen Ireland   ABN: 97315789512

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Helen Ireland: Medicare eligible Midwife

Helen started training as a midwife in Britain in 1983 and has worked internationally, interstate and locally providing antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal care to women from all walks of life. 

She is a passionate midwife and believes in a woman's right to make her own informed choices. A major part of her role is to inform and educate women by providing up-to-date information and education to empower them to make the best choices to keep their family safe and healthy.  

Her early life was spent with her family living in Fiji and Nigeria. She has travelled to many other countries and sees these experiences as an influence on her respectful approach to birthing and parenting. It has broadened her knowledge and understanding of the differences in cultures and ways of growing families. She likes to work with the woman and the people the woman chooses for her support at this very significant time in her life. 

Being at the birth of a baby is always a privilege. Where a woman chooses to have, her baby is a personal decision and Helen respects all possible choices available to women; whether it is a home birth or in hospital, a water birth or a Caesarian Section. Helen is happy to provide pregnancy and postnatal care in the comfort or your own home. 

She is mother of an adult son, Ben, and qualified as a nurse in London in 1982 

Registered Midwife & registered Nurse
Medicare provider no:  4808771X
AHPRA reg: NMW0001007456

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Work

experience
 

Position title: Medicare eligible midwife in private practice

Period of Employment: April 2017 - Current

Self employed working with MMC offering midwifery care during pregnancy and post birth period until baby is 6 weeks old

Shared Care affiliate with The Women's, The Mercy and Sunshine hospitals

Childbirth Education sessions

Position title:  Midwife

Period of employment: September2013 - present

Name of organisation: Casual Bank, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria

Summary of key duties and responsibilities:

Midwifery duties in antenatal and postnatal ward setting. Also, covering midwives leave in the Women with Individual Needs Clinic and the Young Women’s Clinic.

Position title: Midwife

Period of employment: July 2013-present

Name of organisation: Agency Midwife, Your Nursing Agency and Programmed Health, Melbourne, Victoria

Summary of key duties and responsibilities:

Midwifery duties in antenatal and postnatal ward settings in public and private hospitals across Melbourne

Position title: Community Midwife

Period of employment: June 2013-January 2017

Name of organisation: Community Midwifery Services, Melbourne, Victoria

Summary of key duties and responsibilities:

Community midwifery duties being a known midwife to women receiving care with eligible midwives, GP's and obstetricians. Providing midwifery care for women in their homes, clinics or hospitals.

Assertive Outreach Community Midwife

March 2009-June 2013

Inner South Community Health Service, Child, Youth and Family Team, South Melbourne, Victoria

Engaging and linking disadvantaged, pregnant women in the City of Port Phillip with health care providers, especially caring for street sex workers and teenagers, to improve their birth outcomes.

 

Community Midwife and Clinical Midwife Specialist

September 2002-April 2013

Monash Health (formerly Southern Health), Greater Dandenong Community Health Service, Springvale, Victoria

Midwifery duties in all areas of midwifery from the Birth Centre to tertiary care of mothers and babies and Young Women's clinic and Low English Proficiency (Non-English Speaking Background/Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) clinic.

 

Midwife Mentor 2006-2012

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria

Midwife mentor for the Bachelor of Midwifery students with their Follow Through Journey part of their degree.

1982- 1983 Nurse   Cardio-thoracic surgical ward, UK.

Education

Title of qualification: Screening, Diagnostics and Prescribing for Midwives

Period of course: July 2015 - November 2015

Name of educational institution:  Griffith University, Queensland

Title of qualification: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Period of course: 2012

Name of educational institution: William Angliss Institute, Melbourne, Australia

Title of qualification: Midwifery Refresher Course

Period of course: 1997

Name of educational institution:University of Brighton, England

Midwifery: November 1983 - May 1985

Bath School of Midwifery, Bath District Health Authority, England

 

General Nursing: July 1979 - 1982

St Bartholomew's School of Nursing, London, England

Clare :      0416 130 291

Emma :    0488 962 231

Louise:     0409 594 676

Helen:      0421 108 056

Juliana:    0419 253 778

Jo:             0410 205 259

Erin:         0404 996 815 

Amanda: 0433 546 775

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Please note we do not have professional indemity insurance (PII) for labour & birth. Midwives have a regulatory requirement to have PII but are unable to obtain the product due to a world wide shortage of  PII for midwives. Therefore midwives in private practice have been provided with an exemption for homebirth until December 2021.

The midwives working within the Collective have  PII for antenatal and postnatal care with MIGA.