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Tweddle News

May 2015

Fay's winter woolies keeping kids warm

Posted:Thursday, 21 May 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

The wonderful Fay Stankovich has been knitting beautiful jumpers for Tweddle families since 2011. We are so grateful to receive another collection of over forty stunning items which have experienced knitters here at Tweddle oohing and aahing. Thanks for keeping kids warm for another Winter Fay. We appreciate it. Read more...

A time to reflect on National Families Week 15 - 21st May

Posted:Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

At Tweddle Child and Family Health Service we’re constantly reminded of the importance of family to babies and young children. Tweddle staff are committed to helping a family’s very early beginnings with their new child and are honoured to provide that support. Parents from all types of families make contact with Tweddle when they are struggling with their relationship with their child or circumstances at home. Families will initially phone us because their a baby or young child isn’t sleeping or they’re hard to settle, which often means that no-one’s sleeping. Our team of Psychologists based in Footscray are available to help all families, either while they are staying with us residentially or in an outpatient capacity. Our new In Home Service means that we can see families quickly.Read more...

Tweddle honours staff on International Nurses Day

Posted:Monday, 11 May 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Tweddle recognises the valuable contribution by our team of dedicated nurses who work day and night to care for families. For 95 years Tweddle’s midwives, mothercraft nurses and registered nurses have helped parents through incredibly stressful times. Here, Tweddle Nurse Unit Manager Penny Lyne talks passionately about the nursing team who provide support to families around the clock.Read more...

Donors step in to support MyTime mums for Mother's Day

Posted:Thursday, 7 May 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Every week over fifty mums of children with additional needs attend one of six Tweddle MyTime groups across the north and west. For some, Mother’s day is a reflective time. When your child receives a diagnosis of a serious illness or disability, motherhood takes a different path. Although these dedicated mums deserved a lot more, we are thrilled to honour them with a small gift bag, possible through the support of our generous donors, Coles Braybrook, Myer Highpoint and Finch Publishing. A twitter friend and previous Tweddle mum also made a generous donation. Tweddle would like to extend a very happy Mother’s Day to all mums. You do a great job.Read more...

Tweddle welcome a new Director of Clinical Services/Nursing

Posted:Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Author:Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle staff are delighted to welcome our new Director of Clinical Services/Nursing. Kirsty Evans arrives at Tweddle after an exhaustive search for a leader with the right experience and knowledge of the early parenting sector and clinical services. Kirsty’s experience includes extensive periods at Victoria’s early parenting centres, including both The Queen Elizabeth Centre and Mercy O’Connell, where she influenced change as a highly respected clinician. Read more...

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