Royal staff farewell dear friend & colleague after impressive 33-year career
The Royal Hospital for Women recently bid farewell to comrade and colleague Helen Jarman, Midwifery Clinical Co-Director of Maternity Services, who is retiring after a remarkable 33 years at the hospital.
Ms Jarman says she is extremely privileged to have led a stellar group of midwifery unit managers, clinical midwife consultants, educators and midwives, who truly partner with women, are flexible when it comes to their needs and engaged at all times when providing care.
“Together we continue to build an impressive suite of new models of care. We’ve made leaps forward in perinatal mental health and care for women who face perinatal loss, and successfully reintroduced a homebirth program that recently celebrated its Ms Jarman100 birth,” Ms Jarman said.
Ms Jarman would like to be remembered by her colleagues as someone who truly cared about her team, whilst providing them with the space they need to be creative as they move midwifery to the next level.
“The Royal is at the cutting-edge of midwifery services and is always seeking the next big opportunity to enhance care,” Ms Jarman said.
Helen McCarthy, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services at The Royal, worked closely with Ms Jarman and said the hospital’s midwifery service has had no greater advocate.
“Helen has developed, implemented and led the midwifery team with innovative models of care. Her passion for midwifery lays at the heart of her management and leadership style, and her achievements are greatly appreciated by her team,” Ms McCarthy said.
“Thank you, Helen, for all that you have achieved for midwifery at The Royal. Your knowledge and experience is extensive, and your heart and compassion is even greater.”
Ms Jarman recently built a new house by the river on the Central Coast, and looks forward to following various aquatic pursuits in her retirement and enjoying more time with family and friends – and her new puppy, Paddy. Once COVID-19 is under control, Ms Jarman says she will travel again.