Go here to check out the incredible Facebook group "Save Emerald Birthing" which has sprung up in response to a threat to birthing services at Emerald Hospital. It was only started two days ago, and already has over 800 members! There are scores of stories from women who have birthed at Emerald and those who have had to travel to Rockhampton to birth.
The town of Emerald is 266 kms west of Rockhampton, in Central Queensland. The hospital has approx 350 births per year.
This WIN TV online article describes plans for a rally tomorrow morning, Thursday 24th June at the Emerald Town Hall at 9.30am.
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Emerald FB group now almost at 1000 members!
ABC Online News article: Mayor urges permanent staff boost for Emerald hospital by Paul Robinson, Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:03am.
QH press release:
Birth Trauma: does nature give a damn? - Does nature care about a woman’s happiness post-birth? Has birth always been one of life’s most traumatic events? Is birth much easier now than it ever was...
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