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Help shape the direction of Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service

2 October 2017

Breastfeeding, nutrition and sleep support are just some of the valuable free services on offer for parents and guardians as part of Mitchell Shire Council’s Maternal and Child Health Service.

Council is always looking at ways to improve its services and identify future needs, and a key way of doing that is by asking our residents for their opinions.

Council is currently reaching out to MCH users via a survey to get their thoughts on a range of aspects about the service.

The survey poses questions such as rating the level of advice and information given by the MCH nurse, and asks how satisfied users were with their last appointment.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the feedback would provide valuable input into the future direction of the Maternal and Child Health Service.

“Gathering feedback like this is vital and will help us improve on our services and will give us an indication of any service gaps that currently exist,” Cr Sanderson said.

“There were 539 babies born in Mitchell Shire in 2016/17 and with a diverse, growing community, it is important that we keep in touch with our residents so that we can provide them with the best services to suit their needs.”

Meanwhile, first round offers for 2018 three and four-year-old kindergarten will be mailed out on Friday 6 October.

Council operates kindergartens in Broadford, Flowerdale, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Wandong and Wallan.

Three-year-old kinder is offered at Broadford, Flowerdale, Pyalong and Wandong.

For those who haven’t applied for 2018 yet, there is still time.

Click HERE to fill out the online application form.

To take the Maternal and Child Health Survey, click HERE or pick up a hard copy from one of Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres before 5pm on Friday 17 November.