Cross Cultural Worker in Maternity plus Child & Family Health Services

The Cross Cultural Worker in Maternity & Child & Family Health Services provides a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service for women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and International students who are birthing and/or using child and family health services in Royal Hospital for Women and or live in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

The Cross Cultural Worker provides: 

  • Support and education during pregnancy and for children 0 to 5 years
  • Support to access and navigate services during pregnancy and into parenting 
  • Culturally appropriate pregnancy, birth and parenting information and education e.g. antenatal or postnatal classes
  • Links to community support and networks e.g. playgroups or library
  • Support transition from pregnancy and birth to child and family health services e.g. Child and Family Health Nurse in the local Early Childhood Clinic

Women and families can self-refer, be referred by a health professional or community organisation.

Interpreters will be arranged as required.

Contact: Galuh Sapthari

Click here to book your pregnancy at The Royal Hospital for Women:

Click here for information regarding FREE online pregnancy education:

You can contact us by calling the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak, and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.

For more information about Cross Cultural Workers in Maternity & Child & Family Health Services in the district, see the SESLHD Multicultural Services page.