The Ramsay Way 2018 | 02 17
North Shore Delivers Family’s 11th Baby
A 38 year old who grew up on the north shore,
gave birth to her 11th child at North Shore
Private Hospital in March.
Elizabeth and Aaron Cauchi welcomed their fifth
daughter, baby Anna, into the world weighing 3350
grams. The couple also have six sons.
Eight out of 11 of the Cauchi children have been
delivered at North Shore Private Hospital and north
shore obstetrician Michael van Der Grind has delivered
all 11 of the Cauchi’s babies.
The first three babies including a set of twins were born
at Royal North Shore and the twins spent time in North
Shore Private’s Special Care Nursery in 2001.
Clinical Manager of Maternity at North Shore Private
Stephanie Virgona who has been present for some of
the later births said the hospital was very excited to
deliver the Cauchi’s 11th baby.
“Some of the maternity staff have been around for
all of the births here at North Shore Private and are
very familiar with this family given the frequency they
have been in the hospital over the years,”
“Elizabeth is one of three children herself and
always thought she would only have two children.
We haven’t established whether she will have any more
but she told us she doesn’t like odd numbers!”
The work of a Mildura Base Hospital graduate
midwife will help ensure a healthier start to life
for as many as 3400 newborn babies and their
mothers in developing countries.
As part of her graduate studies, Olivia May undertook the
huge task of raising $10,000 for a project run by the Zonta
organisation for “safe birthing kits”. Through raffles, a $1000
donation from Ramsay Health Care and by using social
media, Olivia achieved her funding grant.
In January, Olivia again called in her notable powers of
persuasion to cram more than 50 friends, colleagues and
family members into the Mildura Base Hospital conference
room to assemble the kits to be distributed by Zonta.
Space odyssey music video filmed in
Murray Valley Private
Australian indie rock star Courtney Barnett was
transported to space in her latest music video
– within the halls of an iconic Border building.
The video for Need A Little Time was shot in January at
the Murray Valley Private Hospital in Wodonga.
The clip has now been released, and viewed more than
Director Danny Cohen and 30 crew members
transformed the hallways and part of a foyer into the
scenes of a space odyssey.
“The song has a really floating feeling to it, and my gut
reaction was to see Courtney floating in space,” he said.
“We were talking about building the set, or using some
sort of tent system, and then our art director showed me
a photo of the hospital taken by a friend.
“It was just perfect – it’s amazing to have such
forward-thinking architecture built in the 1970s.
“I couldn’t believe it existed and that no one had
filmed there before.”
The hospital building, formerly the Clyde Cameron
College, is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register
for its “architectural significance as a highly creative
and largely intact example of the late twentieth
century ‘Brutalist’ style”.
In 2008 the college, completed at a cost of
$6.5 million in 1977, received the 25 Year-Award for
Cohen said touring the building in person,
it was “everything he expected and more”.
“We came out and put in a proposal to the
hospital and they were so welcoming and open
to the idea,” he said.
“We shot for one day in a studio in Coburg, and one
packed day at the hospital.
“The teleport room set was built in the hospital, and
because the prosthetics take a long time to put on, all
the alien scenes were done there.
“The feedback about the location has been amazing
and we’re very grateful to the hospital for being so
Olivia May and one of the many volunteers who helped
assemble the ‘safe birthing kits’