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2020 International Year of the Nurse & Midwife – May Edition

We continue to celebrate ‘The Year of the Nurse & Midwife’ by showcasing Hurstville’s very own Maureen Warren. Maureen has shared her story of how she begun her nursing career and details her achievements along the way.


What year did you commence your nursing career?

I commenced my nursing career at St Vincent's Public Hospital at Darlinghurst in January 1976.

Where did you complete your training?

I completed my general nursing training at St Vincent's Hospital in 1979. Following that I commenced midwifery training at Stirling Infirmary in Scotland completing it in November 1980.

What hospitals have you worked at?

I commenced working in the maternity unit at St George Public Hospital in 1981. Where I worked for 15 years as a midwife and Nursing Unit Manager. After that I commenced employment at Hurstville Private

What year did you commence employment at Hurstville Private Hospital?

My first shift at Hurstville Private was 31st October 1992 as a casual midwife, and I was later employed as Nursing Unit Manager of Postnatal.

I've been at Hurstville Private for nearly 28 years and I'm currently working on the postnatal ward and in Special Care Nursery.

Provide us a highlight in your career that you would like to share?

I entered nursing because I wanted to make a difference and help people. With over 40 years nursing I've had the privilege and satisfaction of caring for many mothers and their babies.

The highlight of my career has been the privilege of being able to be a support person at the births of my two grandchildren. I was able to experience the joy of becoming a grandparent and also experience the true meaning of being a midwife which means being with woman".