Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Special Care for Women

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Special Care for Women

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Byline: LEAH WHITE leah.white@northernstar.com.au

LISMORE Base Hospital's new Women's Care Unit has already seen 238 births since the facility first became operational in June.

The Women's Care Unit, which forms part of the Hospital's current $80.25 million Stage 3A redevelopment, was officially opened yesterday by the State Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Page MP Kevin Hogan

The unit now provides a total 10 beds for antenatal and postnatal women, with a patient lounge and antenatal classes.

Richmond Clarence Health Service Group executive officer Lynne Weir said the new Women's Care Unit had boosted staff moral and received a lot of positive feedback from visitors.

"Now we have beautiful single rooms for everybody with ensuites, which we didn't have before, so the accommodation is so much better for the families," she said.

Earlier this year, doctors expressed concerns the new emergency department would continue to struggle with patient loads because the hospital's wards would still be overcrowded, making it difficult to transfer patients on. …

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