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#1 Wildence

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Not sure if posting under correct forum?

Well I love my midwife, so far she has been great! She is never in a hurry and always answers all my questions and concerns!

After today's appointment, i felt empowered and my anxiety disappeared.
Due to the caseload program, there is a high chance of her delivering my baby and then she will be visiting us at home for a couple of weeks!

So I was thinking what should we get her as a thank you gift.
Chocolate and wine? not special enough... Myer voucher? If so what would be a good amount?  any other ideas?

#2 Itchy_Elf

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

I always go a box of chocolates, but then I've never had a great personal relationship with one nurse/midwife so usually just give a box to the whole ward....

#3 cinderellainsydney

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

The nurse that delivered DD received a bottle of champagne and was very grateful. She really helped during labour, she did her job - what was necessary, guided me through the process, calmed me down and it ended up being a fairly textbook delivery. She was fairly young and didn't have a wedding ring so I thought bubbly...turned out to be a good choice.

#4 #YKG

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:26 AM

Check with the hospital on the policy first, my friend wanted to give her midwife and OB a thank you gift but due to hospital policy where not allowed to receive or accept anything other then a card, some hospitals also require staff to declare all gifts to HR and from whom they were received.

#5 Wildence

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:30 AM

QUOTE (YellowKittyGlenn @ 19/02/2013, 01:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check with the hospital on the policy first, my friend wanted to give her midwife and OB a thank you gift but due to hospital policy where not allowed to receive or accept anything other then a card, some hospitals also require staff to declare all gifts to HR and from whom they were received.

wow really? Didn't think of it. we might consider giving her the pressie during one of her home visits, surely she doesn't need to "declare" it.

#6 Fillyjonk

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

I gave mine a necklace - not overly expensive ($40?) but kind of unique. I am sure it never occurred to her to declare it, but then again, I knew her outside of the midwifey context first so arguably I gave it to her on a personal basis?

#7 kate_123

Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

I work in the hospital system and yes you have to declare all gifts and you aren't allowed to accept anything of any significant monetary value. Its really for their protection - don't want to be seen as accepting bribes etc. I would go with chocolates or something of that nature as thats usually fine. Also a nice card with kind words definately means more than any gift I think. There will also be a 'compliments' register which it will be recorded in as a way of keeping track of customer satisfaction etc.

#8 Wildence

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Thanks all for your replies. i might ask another midwife whether gifts are allowed.

#9 TTC2013

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

In my hospital any gifts received are shared by all staff involved in that patients care. If its something that can't be shared it shouldn't be accepted and if it is accepted its to be declared to HR

#10 Hedgoth

Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

I'd also go with the card with some meaningful words.

Maybe also a quick email or phone call to the Nursing/Midwifery manager to say how wonderful she was.






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