Gladstone Base Hospital will benefit from the addition of two midwives after the State Government has honoured its commitment to hiring 100 new midwives across Queensland.
Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said the midwives were part of the Government’s commitment to strengthening maternity services right across the State.
“This is fantastic news for all the women, babies and their families in Gladstone,” he said.
“The move recognises the importance of midwifery services and continuity of care.
“We have always placed our new mums, their bubs and families as a high priority and the extra midwives will keep it that way.”
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said that the new midwives were expected to start work across the State by June 2019. Mr Miles reassured Queenslanders that the State Government would continue to focus on increasing resources on the ground and seeing if there are better models of care that can be provided to Queensland mums and their babies. “Queensland Health, local Hospital and Health Services and the QNMU have worked together to ensure the allocation of additional midwives will provide the best possible impact on maternity services across the state.”