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BIRTHING SERVICE SUSPENSION TO CONTINUE AT WAIKERIE HOSPITAL

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The suspension of birthing services at the Waikerie Hospital could continue for some time, with the local health network citing staffing as the key issue.

Birthing services were suspended at the hospital mid last month and were expected to return late March, however recruiting suitable staff is still continuing.

Speaking recently to the Murray Pioneer, Riverland-Mallee-Coorong Local Health Network CEO Wayne Champion said the network is actively recruiting to fill the roster required to provide safe birthing services for the future.

The recent suspension in services saw 5 women need to find alternative arrangements to give birth recently.  

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