LNP to give mums & bubs best start to life

27 Feb 2012 4:50 PMJann Stuckey

27 February 2012

The LNP’S $92 million Maternal and Child Health Service would give all Currumbin mums and bubs the best possible start to family life.

LNP Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP said an LNP government would ensure mums and bubs got the best possible start to life by supporting families during what could be a stressful period.

“The Maternal and Child Health Service will be staffed by nurses with maternal and child healthcare experience who will visit parents in the comfort of their own home,” Ms Stuckey said.

“They will give advice and support on child health, parenting, early infant development, maternal health and wellbeing, immunisation and nutrition.

“This service will provide home visits at two and four weeks of age, and free consultations at community centres at two, four, eight, and twelve months old.”

Ms Stuckey said that it could also be a daunting challenge when parents first arrived home with their bundle of joy.

“This service is all about supporting local families in that critical first year of life.

“Home visits following the birth of a new child will give parents adapting to life with a newborn access to health and parenting advice in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

“It’s important for new parents to know they’re not alone, so the service will also help link parents to local parent groups to provide a peer support network.”

The Maternal and Child Health Service is part of the CanDo LNP’s plan to revitalise front line services, lower the cost of living, and deliver safe and secure communities.

“A CanDo LNP Government will support Currumbin families so together we can make our community stronger.

“It’s time for a change. With your help the LNP will get Queensland back on track.”

More information can be found at www.lnp.org.au/policies