Midwives named Good Sorts
Buxton has been a midwife since 1992 and said she just loves being a midwife.
‘‘[I] just love helping the families and doing the best I can,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s a very rewarding job but you have to love it to do it. It’s so demanding and we are very restricted with what can do.’’
Earlier in May, local women showed their support for the midwives and held a ‘Support our Midwives’ walk on International Midwives Day to try and gain some attention and attraction on getting a fairer pay for them
The workload the Taupo¯ LMCs have is heavy and includes travel, callouts and phone calls and text messages they receive at all hours of the day and night.
And they don’t receive any payment until a pregnant woman reaches 28 weeks’ gestation.
But as Corfe says it’s really hard to give up a job you love.
*Nominations are being taken in for June’s Good Sorts. If you know someone who you think should be recognised and rewarded for going above and beyond for the Taupo¯ community, fill out a form at the Taupo¯ Times office or at the Harcourts’ office.
David Trewavas with Jill Sims, Gail Corfe, and Suzanne Buxton who have been named as May’s Good Sorts.