Adds go out for embattled community midwife service

Action: Hunter New England Health have announced that a new community based committee will be formed to input on decisions, while the first job add has gone out to fill the vacancies in the midwife program.

Action: Hunter New England Health have announced that a new community based committee will be formed to input on decisions, while the first job add has gone out to fill the vacancies in the midwife program.

A Tamworth action group have been re-assured by Hunter New England Health CEO Michael DiRienzo that funding is not an issue for Tamworth Maternity Services.

Friends of Tamworth Maternity Services held a face to face meting last week with Mr DiRienzo, Tamworth Hopsital GM Catharine Death, and Executive Director Susan Heyman in the wake of the hiatus to the Community Midwife Practice amid an alleged staff shortage.

The first job vacancy add for the CMP appeared on the Seek website on Saturday, with the remainder expected to be posted by the end of the week according to the action group’s Sam Wibberley.

“We are very happy with how the meeting went. We are feeling hopeful and have achieved some very positive outcomes,” Mrs Wibberely said.

Another outcome was the announcement of a “management committee that engages with consumers” to input on decisions is to be formed, with another meeting to be held this week to discuss the terms of reference and structure.

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