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Canada’s 1st in-hospital midwifery unit open at Markham Stoffville Hospital 

MARKHAM) – Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is opening an Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU) – a dedicated birth unit operated by midwives. This groundbreaking unit allows MSH to be the hospital of choice for women who want to have a midwife for their childbirth experience in a hospital setting with access to support from the obstetrical unit if needed during labour and birth.
Join us on June 26, 2018 to learn about this unique birth unit and what this collaboration means for our youngest patients, their families, and our staff, midwives and physicians.
What: Exclusive tour of Canada’s first Alongside Midwifery Unit including unique home-like patient rooms with specially designed, innovative birth equipment: birth stools, hanging slings and birth pools for labour and delivery.
Markham Stouffville Hospital 381 Church Street Markham, ON Lower Link Lobby 1st floor, Building B
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 10 am – 12 pm
10 am – speeches
10:45 am – ribbon cutting
11am – tour of AMU patient rooms
Speakers include:
• Jo-anne Marr, MSH President and CEO
• Carol Cameron, Executive Director, AMU
• Christyne Peters, Obstetrician / Gynaecologist at MSH
• Lauren Sledziewski, patient of midwife and obstetrician
• Tracy Clegg, Vice President, Donor Engagement & Operations, MSH Foundation
Interviews available upon request. Midwives and staff will be available who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish and Romanian

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