Graduate midwives Jasmine Keough and Suuki Ferguson.
Graduate midwives Jasmine Keough and Suuki Ferguson.

16 new midwives join Darling Downs hospitals

When Suuki Ferguson first began her journey studying at university, she thought sonography was where her path would take her.

Years later, she has found herself stationed at Toowoomba Hospital where she will revel in being what she calls a “silent helper” – a midwife.

Suuki Ferguson
Suuki Ferguson

16 graduate midwives have joined Darling Downs hospitals all over the region, including Dalby, Kingaroy, Chinchilla, Warwick and Toowoomba.

Ms Ferguson will be joined by Jasmine Keough at Toowoomba Hospital.

“I’m really excited to transition from student to midwife, and experience everything this graduate program has to offer,” Ms Keough said

“I chose midwifery as I wanted to help women through the life transition from woman to mother.”

Jasmine Keough
Jasmine Keough

Nursing and Midwifery Services Executive Director Andrea Nagle welcomed the 2021 cohort, and said the graduate program is a great opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with our values and vision, as well as learn more about their colleagues and new careers.

“We are so pleased to welcome the graduate midwives to our health service, and we look forward to supporting them in their transition to their midwifery positions,” Ms Nagle said.

Originally published as 16 new midwives join Darling Downs hospitals