Brimbank,
12
April
2018
|
07:10
Australia/Melbourne

Brimbank's New Mobile Maternal and Child Health Service

Summary

Council has invested $28,000 in new mobile and outreach Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service.

Brimbank Council is pleased to be introducing a new mobile and outreach Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service to key parts of the community.

A newly converted mobile bus will deliver MCH services to the community, and enable us to better cater for the needs of Brimbank families who require important maternal and child health services, by making these services more accessible to the community.

Council has invested $28,000 to convert the mobile bus – which includes $20,000 in funding that has been provided by local MP, Tim Watts, through the Federal Government’s Stronger Community Program.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said that it was important for Council to expand its child and family health services for its growing community.

“We want to make sure our babies and young children get a great start in life, as well as support new parents.

“We are proud of how the outreach program connects and supports families with young children by creating a safe and welcoming environment for parents and their families in the community.

“Brimbank Council is committed to delivering programs that improve the health and well-being of families in our culturally and linguistically diverse community,” Cr Giudice said.

The MCH mobile service will be available to families at various locations including parks, ovals, community centres, shopping centres as well as at children and family events.

More details on the locations and dates of the MCH mobile service will be available soon.

The MCH Service has come a long way since 1917 and today there are more than 827,000 consultations held with families each year in Victoria by more than 1,100 trained maternal and child health nurses.