How our midwife Helen found her new home after moving from Scotland to Perth, Western Australia

When Registered Midwife Helen Tremble was looking for opportunities to move from Scotland to Australia with her young family she found her dream role with St John of God Health Care.

7 Apr 2022

Midwife Helen“I had two young children and I decided, along with my partner, that Perth was going to be the best choice for a young family,” she said.

“It is a family friendly city with beautiful beaches on you doorstep. St John of God Subiaco Hospital was the biggest private hospital in Western Australia offering good salary, flexible hours and good opportunities to further my career.”

Helen said that once moving to Australia in 2007 she found that her work life balance was exactly what she had hoped.

“While working at Subiaco I have changed my working hours on a few occasions to suit my family needs and it was never an issue,” she said.

“The hospital has also given me the opportunity to participate in external study days, paying for the courses I wanted to study. 

“This includes a course that I recently completed to become a mental health first aider, to help me recognise when one of my colleagues may be struggling with their mental health. This is extremely important in this time of COVID-19 and all the uncertainty surrounding it.”

Helen said that she loved working as a midwife, educating parents and teaching them new skills to make the transition to parenthood a little easier.

She said the supportive and friendly environment at the hospital made a big difference too.

“As a midwife we are caring for some of the most vulnerable people in society and we want to make sure that we are doing the right thing for everyone involved,” she said.

“My work colleagues are absolutely fantastic, we don't have a big staff turnover because of this and I have never considered working anywhere else since landing in Australia all those years ago.”