North Eastern Community Hospital CEO Michele Smith today thanked families in the North Eastern suburbs for their long-term support of the hospital’s maternity services, after it was announced that Flinders Private will discontinue maternity services from July this year.
Ms Smith said that the continued support of parents in the North East would ensure North Eastern can continue to provide maternity services well into the future.
“North Eastern is unique because we are a private hospital that is owned by the community and operates as a not-for-profit,” she said.
“That gives us a strong connection to the local community that spans many decades. Many mums in the North Eastern suburbs have had all of their children at North Eastern, and in fact several of our midwives were actually inspired to become midwives after giving birth at our hospital.
“We want to reassure local mums that we are committed to continuing to offer maternity services at North Eastern well into the future.
“About 500 babies are born each year at North Eastern Community Hospital, and we want to see those numbers grow.
“That’s why we recently upgraded our nursery to modernise the existing space and improve comfort and functionality for parents and their babies.”