Caboolture mums in good hands

Published 6:00am 24 September 2023

Caboolture mums in good hands
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured above: Caboolture Graduate Midwives Kiarna Smith, Tahlia Cocker, and Heidi Salom-Apte.

It’s a full circle moment for one of Caboolture Hospital’s newest midwife graduates, Tahlia Cocker.

One of many nursing and midwifery graduates to get their first preference in Caboolture Hospital’s graduate program, the mother-of-two is returning to where it all began.

“I had both my two children here at Caboolture Hospital and had such a wonderful experience,” Tahlia said.

“That’s why I knew I wanted to work here once I graduated, I wanted to be a part of this inspiring and supportive team.”

Tahlia is one of 11 midwife graduates to have started at the hospital this year.

New graduates

“The graduate program and the support here has been fantastic,” said fellow graduate midwife Heidi Salom-Apte.

“The team, the educators and fellow staff have been very welcoming and supportive.”

Caboolture Hospital was the first preference for Tahlia, Heidi and Kiarna Smith after they all completed their placement rotations during studies.

“I feel very lucky to have secured a graduate position here at Caboolture Hospital,” said Kiarna.

“It feels like a big family here and I look forward to having a long career here.”

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