Wow, you were really busy- sounds like you went with your heads screwed on and made the most of every moment. Thanks for taking the time. Reading everyones experiences is fab and really important for us still waiting. Thanks a lot, yvonne xx
It's always great to read peoples experiences, whether it be from those lucky people already out there or people such as yourself back from a reccie. What I like about reccie threads is each one tells you a little something different from the other - things people did, where to find stuff, areas etc. Just what we back here need. It helps you feel better when you are having one of those "oh my god, so much to do and am I doing the right thing" days.
Thanks to all who have done reccie threads, keep them coming.
Originally Posted by grants
I was really interested in your post as I'm also a UK midwife wanting to work at Flinders but also considering the other 2 hospitals. What did you like so much about Flinders? Were there many UK midwives like us? We are just about to submit our 175 visa application so think it will be about six months before we're ready to go? Hoping to live in South Adelaide, maybe Flagstaff Hill or Hallett Cove. I've got girls of 12 and 10. I'm considering going on a rekkie, do you think it's essential? Where abouts do you live now?
We are in Devon at the moment. We were going to just emigrate and not go on the recci as it cost us about £4500 but I am really glad I did it.
I really liked both Flinders and the WCH but I suppose I have decided I would like to work at Flinders as it will be closer to where we want to live. There are some fantastic houses around, Blackwood, Craigburn Farm, Flagstaff Hill area and as I said in the post I got a really good impression of Blackwood High. We have Friends who emigrated last September who are living in Flagstaff Hill and they have a son of 14 the same age as our son Oliver and oliver was keen to attend the same school.
The staff at both hospitals were very friendly and there were some UK midwives who all seemed to be quite happy in their jobs. I found the atmosphere in both hospitals to be very up beat compared to moral with midwifery in the UK. I do not want to work at the private hospital as I do not want to be an Obstetric nurse. Both Flinders and WCH have team Midwifery with Birth centres and this is where I want to work although i think i will work within the hospital for first few months to find my feet.
I currently work in team midwifery both in Community and in the hospital. Where do you work?
Feel free to send me a PM and I can give you any more information you need. One good thing I know I can earn more as a Midwife in Adelaide than i earn at the moment.
lovely to hear from you guys
You are so positive and organised I didn't doubt you'd do well here:)
Good luck on sorting things out in the UK :)
Hi , its so nice to read others recci experiences, unfortunately we cant afford one so its really informative. we hope to be there in the next 12 months..or longer it seems..just starting to research suburbs, schools, jobs etc....have so much to do an main worry is selling our 4 bedroom house.market is terrible....any way good luck and hope all goes well...x....sarah