Kia ora tatou
I would like to welcome you to the Canterbury and West Coast College of Midwives CDHB/ WCDHB regional page. I am the Director of Midwifery and I cover both areas here in the beautiful South Island of Aotearoa.
Midwives across this geography can work as LMC midwives in urban cities such as Christchurch or some of the most remote parts of New Zealand like the Glacier part of the West Coast.
They can also choose to be employed by Canterbury’s maternity system from Kaikoura in the north of the east coast all the way down to Ashburton.
The other choice is to work as an employed midwife on the West Coast at Greymouth Base Hospital and provide a maternity service there that closely links with the LMC midwives who cover the whole length of the South Island in the beautiful rugged land of the West Coast .
We are a vibrant region of the College with the national office of the College based in Christchurch. My door is always open and I look forward to knowing my colleagues both LMC and core midwives as we all work together for the mamas and pepi in this wonderful region.
Norma Campbell, Director of Midwifery, CDHB and WCDHB