Canberra Mothercraft Society,

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We are recruiting new members for our Critical Friends Advisory Group

We are now looking for new members to join our Critical Friends Advisory Group (CFAG). This is a volunteer group of community members who offer their time and skills to provide advice, direction, and advocacy for planning, delivery and evaluation of the care and services we provide to families at QEII Family Centre. We are […]

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Your questions about QEII answered

We have published a page on our website to answer the frequently asked questions we receive about QEII Family Centre, including common questions around admissions, staying at QEII, food at QEII and discharge from QEII. You can see the full range of information often sought by referring professionals and clients here: https://www.cmsinc.org.au/about/about-qeii/frequently-asked-questions/ Of course, if your […]

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National Families Week

This week is National Families Week. Held from 15 and 21 May each year, this annual celebration aims to focus attention on the vital role that families play in Australian society. The enduring theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’. This theme continues to highlight families as a central building block of our communities and the […]

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International Nurses Day

Today, 12 May, is International Nurses Day, a celebration of the contribution that nurses make around the world. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has marked this day since 1965. In 1974, 12 May was chosen to celebrate the day, as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern […]

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International Day of the Midwife

Today, 5 May, is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. Established in 1992 by the International Confederation of Midwives, the International Day of the Midwife is an occasion for every individual midwife to think about the many others in the profession, to make new contacts within and outside midwifery, and to […]

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New: Articles of interest

We have created a new section on our website were you can go to read a range of interesting and informative articles relating to the care of babies and young children. You can access the full range of articles at the following link: https://www.cmsinc.org.au/category/news-events/articles-of-interest/

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Harmony Day

Today is Harmony Day, the day that we celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. This day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. In the 2016-17 Financial Year, QEII Family Centre welcomed primary carers from 57 different countries of birth. At QEII we strive to meet the needs of our culturally diverse community […]

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Christmas Closure

QEII Family Centre will be closed for Christmas from 12 noon on Saturday 23rd December, re-opening to clients on Friday 29th December. The administration team will resume on Tuesday 2nd January. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Our DON&M elected Vice-President of the ICM

  We are very proud to announce that our Director of Nursing and Midwifery/Executive Officer, Mary Kirk, has been elected Vice-President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). This appointment was made after the ICM council delegates voted for the new Board, on 16th June 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Mary will serve as Vice-President with […]

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Notice of 91st Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Canberra Mothercraft Society Inc will be held on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in the Lotus Room at the Yacht Club, 1 Mariner Place, Yarralumla, commencing at 6:00 pm. BUSINESS To receive, consider and adopt the reports and audited accounts of the Society for the […]

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We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its service are located, and their Elders past and present.