International Women's Day
The Ramsay Way 2018 | 02 13
WBO World Welterweight champion Jeff Horn now has one
extra supporter in his corner, after his wife Jo gave birth to
their daughter at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Isabelle Horn weighed 3.58kg when she was delivered by obstetrician
Dr Brad Robinson on 30 December 2017.
"Winning a world title was a tremendous achievement but Isabelle's
arrival is the greatest gift of all and has officially confirmed 2017 as the
best year of our lives,” Jo and Jeff Horn said in a statement.
Dr Robinson, who is an avid sports follower and lifelong boxing fan,
said managing this pregnancy gave him one of the most rewarding
experiences of his career.
“When I first met Jo and Jeff, I was certainly aware that Jeff was Australia's
next great boxer on the rise, so I was more than a little star-struck.”
“I always looked forward to their antenatal visits so I could probe Jeff on
the latest developments in his career, fight-preparations, and anything
and everything boxing-related. And you can imagine that the first visit
after his famous Suncorp Stadium victory over Manny Pacquiao was a lot
longer than the usual time I’d allocate!”
"It really was a dream come true for me to manage their pregnancy. And while
Jeff is the WBO World Welterweight belt-holder, Jo was definitely the champion
after going through what she did to carry and then deliver little Isabelle.”
Neurosurgeon Dr Sarah Olson (front) with nurses Sarah Stormborn, Kristin Jones
and Emily Gaeta in an operating theatre at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
Baby "Hornet" arrives at
Greenslopes Private Hospital
Greenslopes Maternity has
welcomed the arrival of its 5,000th
baby just days before celebrating
the maternity service’s fifth birthday.
Obstetrician Dr Melissa McKenzie said
it was an honour to deliver baby Patrick
Deane to proud parents Ashlee and
Thomas at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
“It’s a privilege to care for every family who
sees me during their pregnancy journey
and it’s always an incredibly special time
when any baby is born,” Dr McKenzie said.
The milestone moment occurred on
7 February – just in time for Greenslopes
Maternity’s fifth birthday on 26 February.
Doctors, midwives, nurses and staff joined
families for an afternoon tea exactly five
years after the service opened in 2013.
“It was fantastic to welcome back the first
babies born on 26 February from the years
2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016,” CEO Chris
“We celebrated not only Greenslopes
Maternity’s birthday, but the birthdays of
those children as well!”
“Reaching this milestone of five years is
also testament to the hard work of all the
team at Greenslopes Maternity – from the
nurses and midwives, to the doctors and
caterers, and everyone in between.”
Staff at Greenslopes Private Hospital had extra reason to
celebrate International Women’s Day this year, with statistics
showing women made up 79% of the workforce.
The figures revealed females accounted for 88.7% of Registered Nurses,
89.5% of Enrolled Nurses, and 92% of Clinical Nurses.
A further 72% of catering attendants and 76% of physiotherapists were
women. In the maternity ward, 100% of Registered Midwives and 91% of
Clinical Midwives were female as well.
Women also largely featured in management roles, accounting for 92%
of Nurse Unit Managers and 80% of the Executive Team.
Greenslopes Private Hospital’s CEO, Christine Went, said women played
a vital role in Australia’s ever-changing health care industry.
“I’m proud to be leading a hospital filled with strong women - and men
for that matter - of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.”
“Out of well over 2,000 employees, four-fifths of them happen to be
female,” Ms Went said.
There were approximately 180 different job classifications across the hospital.
Other examples of roles predominantly occupied by females included
CSSD technicians (69%), dietitians (100%), HIS administrators (64%) and
Patient Care Assistants (78%).
5,000 babies in 5 years!
Jeff Horn and wife Jo welcome their new baby Isabelle with Dr Brad Robinson