Nursing and Midwifery Services Nursing and Midwifery


Welcome to the Sydney Local Health District nursing and midwifery service.

The SLHD includes a range of hospitals and services including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Balmain Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, Tresillian Family Care Centre, Community Nursing, Mental Health Services and Drug Health Services.

With these hospitals and services come an exciting diversity of clinical specialities and a range of opportunities for nurses and midwives working across the district. We employ just over five thousand nurses and midwives including registered nurses/midwives, enrolled nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse consultants and Assistants in nursing.

The SLHD Nursing and Midwifery Service is committed to the care of our patients and the improvement of the health of our community.

We value our workforce and are committed to creating opportunities for staff development and career progression. We celebrate successes both large and small; we invest in research and clinical innovation and celebrate clinical excellence and our clinical leaders.

The nurses and midwives across our district are focused on the provision of excellence in person centred care and are involved in a range of programs that give them the tools to create change in the way they work and evaluate their practice.
The SLHD recognises and values the nursing and midwifery workforce for the contribution that each and every nurse or midwife makes to the healthcare of our community.

Our Directors of Nursing and Nursing/Midwifery Unit Managers and other nurse and midwifery leaders are key people who are charged with the responsibility of overseeing the highest standard of care and professional conduct, they are there to support you in your practice and in your professional development.

I know you will enjoy working with us and look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Ms Ivanka Koumsanac
Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services
Sydney Local Health District