NSW to invest $21.3 million in Australian-first Aboriginal birthing centre

Kate McIlwain
June 13 2024 - 12:30am
Senior Aboriginal midwife at Waminda, Melanie Briggs, said the centre has been lobbying for government funding for years to deliver a Birthing on Country program. File image.
Senior Aboriginal midwife at Waminda, Melanie Briggs, said the centre has been lobbying for government funding for years to deliver a Birthing on Country program. File image.

The NSW Government will fund Australia's first Aboriginal owned midwifery-led free standing birth centre, allowing South Coast women to give birth in a culturally safe environment away from hospital settings.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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