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Our District CM Health has reviewed this programme in consultation with all partners and has decided not to renew the contract. Instead this programme will be managed by the Maaori Health and the Building Capacity Team of Ko Awatea. There are currently ten students within the programme with the aim of offering 12 additional scholarships in 2016. This programme is supported by a Maaori Midwifery Liaison, which is a joint position with AUT University, and a CM Health Future Workforce Coordinator.

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Pacific Midwifery Scholarship Programme

commenced in February 2014 offering five scholarships for Pacific midwifery students. The scholarship package is offered to second and third year students and pays for tuition fees and course related costs that would otherwise present a barrier to students successfully completing their studies. An important component of the scholarship package is the wrap around student support and mentoring. This is focused on practical support to successfully pass the written examinations. The scholarships are funded by the Pacific Health Development Unit at CM Health.

The Pacific Midwifery Student scholarship programme

The wrap around support occurs in two ways. During 2013 the Pacific

Entrance to Middlemore Hospital Birthing and Assessment

midwives in Counties established an “Aunties Programme”. These are practising midwives who “adopt” a student and support her through regular meetings (at least monthly) and catch ups in between. They cover midwifery, ideas on how to cope with study, family and work commitments, contacts, and also meet with other students and Aunties. The second wrap around support commenced in February 2014 when AUT employed a Cook Island Maaori midwife to undertake the newly created position as Pasifika student midwife support and clinical educator. This position came as part of a joint venture between the AUT Health Faculty, Midwifery School and Ko Awatea and CM

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...