Veteran midwife marks milestone

RGH Midwife Libby Grosse holding baby Grace Robbins
RGH Midwife Libby Grosse with baby Grace Robbins
December 16, 2016

Rockingham General Hospital’s (RGH) midwife Elizabeth (Libby) Grosse recently marked 60 years in the nursing and midwifery profession and still feels as passionate and enthusiastic about her work as the day she started.

Libby, who began her nursing career in 1956, is part of the hospital’s Visiting Midwifery Service that provides women with follow-up support in their homes after discharge from hospital.

“My role has changed over the years but I still love being a support for mothers of newborns,” she said.

“I enjoy what I do and have the privilege of working alongside a wonderful and supportive team.”

RGH Maternity Unit Manager Alicia Pearce praised Libby for her dedication to the midwifery profession and as an exceptional role model for other midwives.

“Libby has shown exemplary respect, sensitivity and professionalism throughout her career while ensuring women remain the centre of midwifery care,” Alicia said.

“We are so glad to celebrate this milestone with her.”

Libby’s extensive career includes a number of nursing and midwifery roles at various hospitals in WA before she joined RGH in 1980.