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Rural Doctors Association of Australia thanks telehealth midwives on International Day of the Midwife | Moree Champion

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Rural doctors are taking their hats off to the midwives delivering babies in rural and remote Australia on May 5 – International Day of the Midwife – in recognition that they keep the heart of rural birthing beating.

Dr John Hall, president of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA), said that birthing units pay an essential role in keeping many rural hospital services going, and midwives provide the key to achieving this.

“Safe and sustainable birthing services are only possible when staffed by a comprehensive team of doctors, nurses and midwives who work together to provide the best outcomes for rural mothers,” Dr Hall said.

“A Registered Nurse (RN) Midwife not only cares for birthing mothers close to their home, but also often…



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