New Directions – Caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mums and Bubbas

Who we are

New Directions is a program the provides care to Indigenous Mums and Bubs in the antenatal and postnatal period.
Our program aims to provide families with individualised care to improve outcomes for mothers and babies through continuity. A midwife and an Aboriginal health worker will see you for each of your appointments. We work in a multidisciplinary team with consultation or referral to obstetric doctors and allied health care workers as needed. Care is provided throughout your pregnancy and up to 14 days after the birth of your bubba.
We offer face to face, or telehealth appointments as needed. We can also refer to other services as needed e.g. medical imagery, social work, pathology. New Directions team is supported by the Obstetric team at Sutherland and St George Hospital.

What we do

Our New Directions team offer cultural awareness, safety and emotional support. We offer home visits,  clinic visits and outreach from Aboriginal services.
We work with other services to offer you holistic and coordinated care, including services working with Aboriginal women, children and families.

Our services include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing support
  • Health checks
  • Hearing checks
  • Contraception advice
  • Pregnancy checks
  • Belly casts
  • Postnatal checks and home visits
  • Midwife consultations
  • Breastfeeding groups
  • Support and advocacy
  • Referrals to other services.

Next steps after New Directions

When you are discharged from New Directions, the staff from Narrangy-Booris, will support you to care for your bub until they are 5 years old.


If you have any questions, please contact the New Directions Team Mon- Fri 0800-1630 on:
Midwife: 0439391192
Aboriginal health Worker 0438597948


New Directions pamphlet