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Tweddle Footscray Celebrates 100 Years

Historian Jim Hevey and the Tweddle Story

Tweddle was born in 1920 out of a desire to stop significant infant mortality, malnutrition and infection affecting thousands of Victorian babies. In the early 1920’s when Tweddle commenced, mums and dads would ride their bikes or walk for miles pushing huge prams to get to Tweddle but today, everyone that works for Tweddle is a voice for social change.

Our own historian, Jim Hevey, has his own personal connection to Twdedle. Having been born 11 weeks premature, Jim was not expected to survive the night and was taken to the Footscray Tweddle Baby Hospital. “There is no doubt in my mind that I owe my survival to the treatment and expertise of the medical staff and nurses at that time,” he said last week. Jim has added to the celebration with an update to his previous history of this wonderful organisation.