05.09.2019 09:46 Age: 343 days

Dynamic duo at Busselton recognised for excellent GP obstetric care

Dr Peta Sadler (left) and Dr Sarah Moore (right), both GP obstetricians at Busselton Health Campus who have both been recognised for their outstanding work.

Dr Sarah Moore and Dr Peta Sadler, both GP obstetricians (GPOs) at Busselton Health Campus, have been recognised for their outstanding work.

Dr Sarah Moore has been awarded the Fay Gale Scholarship to attend the third International Congress on ‘Whole Person Care’ to be held in Canada later in the year.

Dr Sadler has been appointed as the rural GPO on the Perinatal and Infant Mortality Committee of WA.

While both doctors are delighted with their respective achievements, they are also passionate about their work at the Busselton Health Campus.

“I love working in a team with the fantastic GPOs and midwives in the Busselton Maternity Unit,” said Dr Moore, “particularly the fact I can provide continuity of care to the women and families I look after as a GPO.”

Dr Moore, who has been associated with the Busselton Health Campus for more than 10 years, was formerly the inaugural Director of the WA Country Health Service postgraduate Medical Education Unit in Perth and currently serves on a number of medical committees at the Health Campus.

She said the scholarship will enable her to visit a university medical faculty that is leading the world in mind-body-spirit medicine training and education.

Attending the Congress will also help inform Dr Moore’s current research project investigating the impact of mindfulness training on the stress and self-compassion levels of WA medical students.

In response to her appointment, Dr Sadler said representing rural GP obstetricians on the committee was valuable to her own clinical work.

Dr Sadler, who has been working at the Busselton Health Campus for more than three years, said she felt incredibly privileged to be part of such a diverse and dedicated team of GPs, midwives, child health nurses, theatre nurses, anaesthetists and paramedics.   “Collectively we provide a high standard of maternity care for our community from pre-conception counselling through to post-natal care and we are well supported by specialist obstetricians and paediatricians at Bunbury Hospital, and also by the Newborn & Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS),  and the Royal Flying Doctor Service,” said Dr Sadler.

Dr Sadler said while it was rewarding to receive so much positive feedback from patients regarding the facilities and care at Busselton Health Campus, her new role was a reminder of the challenges around improving perinatal outcomes for particular groups within the community.

Both women are also committed to sharing the information and experience they gain with colleagues and students, particularly at the Rural Clinical School where Dr Moore lectures.

WACHS South West Operations Manager for Coastal Jan Cook said she was delighted Dr Moore and Dr Sadler have been recognised and their achievements will benefit the patients and families in their care.

“Both Dr Moore and Dr Sadler are highly valued and respected members of our medical team at Busselton Health Campus and their collective achievements will only strengthen the obstetric service we provide,” said Ms Cook.