International Day of the Midwife celebrated in town

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Local midwifery staff at Peterhead celebrated International Day of the Midwife last week.

Since it was first launched by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992, May 5 has become the internationally-recognised day for spotlighting the work of midwives.

The theme of the 2018 event was ‘Midwives leading the way with quality care’.

Peterhead Maternity Unit currently boasts a team of some 26 dedicated staff who also play an integrated role within the Fraserburgh and Ellon areas.

The local unit has been undergoing a major refurbishment since January last year, featuring the inclusion of two birthing pools, new scanning equipment and post-natal facilities.

Pictured alongside the midwifery staff are a number of baby hats knitted by staff members Ann Barclay, Sheena McCallum and Sandra Ross - with each of the unit’s newly-born deliveries receiving a cosy hat when they leave the Peterhead ward.