Sur­vey gath­ers views

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Breast­feed­ing, nu­tri­tion and sleep sup­port are just some of the valu­able free ser­vices of­fered to par­ents and guardians as part of the lo­cal Ma­ter­nal and Child Health Ser­vice.

Mitchell Shire Coun­cil is al­ways look­ing at ways to im­prove its ser­vices and iden­tify fu­ture needs, and a key way of do­ing that is by ask­ing our res­i­dents for their opin­ions.

Coun­cil is cur­rently reach­ing out to MCH users via a sur­vey to get their thoughts on a range of as­pects about the ser­vice.

The sur­vey asks par­tic­i­pants to rate the level of ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion given by the MCH nurse, and asks how sat­is­fied users were with their last ap­point­ment.

‘‘Gath­er­ing feed­back like this is vi­tal and will help us im­prove on our ser­vices and will give us an in­di­ca­tion of any ser­vice gaps that cur­rently ex­ist,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said.

‘‘There were 539 ba­bies born in Mitchell Shire in 2016-17 and with a di­verse, grow­ing com­mu­nity, it is im­por­tant that we keep in touch with our res­i­dents so that we can pro­vide them with the best ser­vices to suit their needs.’’

Mean­while, first round of­fers for 2018 three and four-year-old kin­der­garten will be mailed out on Fri­day.

Coun­cil op­er­ates kinder­gartens in Broad­ford, Flow­erdale, Kil­more, Pya­long, Sey­mour, Wan­dong and Wal­lan, with three-year-old kin­der of­fered at Broad­ford, Flow­erdale, Pya­long and Wan­dong only.

For those who haven’t ap­plied for 2018 yet, there is still time. Head to and fill out the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form. To take the Ma­ter­nal and Child Health Sur­vey, visit or pick up a hard copy from one of coun­cil’s Cus­tomer and Li­brary Ser­vice Cen­tres be­fore 5 pm on Novem­ber 17.

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