Midwife Kara Goodwin Makes Good on Promise to Her 8-Year-Old Self

Clinical Midwife Specialist Laura Griffiths and Clinical Midwife Consultant Kara Goodwin at BRHS this week. Photo by Jake Lynch/BRHS


Kara Goodwin remembers the exact moment.

She was 8-years-old.

“I was at the hospital when my Aunt had a baby,” she recalls, a lovely smile glowing on her face at the memory. “I held the baby and I just fell in love. That was the moment I knew I wanted to be a midwife.”

Kara, who hails from the Midlands of England, followed her childhood dream. (Good on you Kara!)

She is now part of the terrific Midwifery team at BRHS, that helps deliver more than 350 babies each year here in Bairnsdale.

This Sunday, May 5, is International Midwives Day, and Sunday, May 12 is International Nurses Day. (It’s also Mother’s Day, okay. Don’t forget that one.)

We think this is the perfect opportunity to tell Kara and all the Midwives and Nurses at BRHS and around the world how terrific we think they are!

You can help us let our Nurses and Midwives know they are loved and appreciated by people in our community.

Has a Nurse or Midwife played an important role in your life?

Perhaps you never got the chance to express your appreciation?

Or, maybe you just feel like shouting out your love and respect for an amazing Nurse or Midwife in your life?

Here’s your chance!

Use the form below to send your message.

We’ll share these messages with our Nurses and Midwives, and via social media the next couple of weeks.

Many thanks for showing your love and support!