Farewell after 47 years of service

Last week we said farewell to Sue Kish who retired after an impressive 47 years of service as a midwife at Dandenong Hospital.

Sue, who was born at Dandenong Hospital herself and also gave birth to her two daughters at the hospital, puts her love of the job down to not only the many adorable babies she’s helped deliver, but also to the people she’s worked with over the years.

“I’ve loved working at Dandenong, mostly because of all of the wonderful friendships I’ve formed. Dandenong Hospital has a fantastic workforce with a great work ethic,” she said.

Sue’s dedication to the Dandenong maternity unit has extended far beyond her working hours. As a founding member of the Dandenong Midwives Association, Sue has played a pivotal role in raising funds for equipment in the unit.

While Sue’s bright personality and passion for her work will be missed by her team, they are excited for her to jump in to a new chapter of her life.

“We are so grateful for Sue’s commitment and loyalty to Dandenong Hospital for the past 47 years, as well as the care she has provided to the women, babies and families who have attended Dandenong Hospital’s maternity unit over these years. This is a remarkable achievement and one that is rarely seen,” said Andrea Rindt, General Manager of Monash Women’s and Newborn.

“While it is with great sadness that we say goodbye after 47 incredible years, we wish Sue the very best for her future and the adventures and opportunities that await her.”


Sue Kish with Midwife Manager at Dandenong Hospital Karen Wigg

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