Sydney GrovéGeneral Manager

Advanced & Clinical Accoucheur Specialist

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Sydney’s career as an advanced midwife spans 35 years in private and public health care in SA and internationally. He qualified as a professional registered nurse and advanced midwife at Tygerberg Hospital, affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch, and has a Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, an advanced University Diploma in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration, and a BA Curationis in Nursing Education and Health Service Management with subject depth in Midwifery. He recently completed the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Certificate with the American Heart Foundation.

Sydney was the first male clinical tutor to teach Midwifery in South Africa, and he has delivered over 23 000 babies. He pioneered the scientific procedure for water births in South Africa, including recognition of water birth as a medical procedure, and produced a DVD (Madison Productions) on the method for educational purposes, which was distributed both locally and internationally.

His nursing career has seen him fill roles from consultant for training and development to nursing manager, maternity unit manager, hospital media spokesperson and training and development manager. He has also overseen hospital accreditation and related training both in South Africa and overseas. He received an SA Samaritan Award for his assistance on site at the 1998 Planet Hollywood explosion.

Sydney is a Senior Partner in the Grové De Beer Midwife Practice which services and is exclusively associated with Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital.