Angliss Hospital celebrates 100,000 births

Monday, August 07, 2017

Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully has welcomed its 100,000th baby. Baby Taylor, of Chirnside Park was born at 10.25am on July 31, 2017.

Taylor’s mother, Elise, said she is thrilled to share the hospital’s excitement in such a significant milestone. Taylor is Elise’s third girl, all born at Angliss Hospital.

With approximately 2200 births per year, the hospital is close to the hearts of many in the community.

“This is a very exciting time for Angliss Hospital, our staff, our patients and the broader community,” said Paul Leyden, Angliss Hospital Site Director said.

“It is a huge milestone not only for our maternity staff, but for those involved in the care of women throughout their pregnancy, birth and post-natal care.”

Staff from all areas of the hospital’s maternity service, theatre, medical imaging, pathology and emergency department have been involved in the countdown to the 100,000th birth, to highlight the collaboration between the departments to provide safe, high-quality care for mothers and babies.

Program Director of Women and Children Philippa Blencowe said there is a lot of excitement amongst staff..

“Many of our staff were born here or had their children here. Some staff have also delivered babies of the babies they have delivered many years ago. Patients often share stories of generations of loved ones being born at the hospital, they really do love the continuity of care we provide and are excited to be part of this fantastic milestone,” Ms Blencowe said. 

Eastern Health’s Director of Obstetrics, A/Prof Chris Georgiou has been instrumental in the lead up to the milestone, and congratulated the team on their efforts.

“We would like to thank the parents and families that have entrusted us to look after their pregnancies and births. We endeavour to provide great care to our patients and the next 100,000 births,” A/Prof Georgiou said.