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Stories about "birthing unit closure":

Farewell Mullumbimby Community Birthing Service

Midwives, mums, dads and bubs assembled for commemorative photos at the Mullumbimby Hospital grounds on Saturday. It was to mark the significant history of the hospital’s birthing unit.

Murwillumbah birthing unit moves closer to a resolution

While petitions are being gathered and a public meeting is planned for Saturday, Sally Cusack from Maternity Choices Australia says a meeting last week with the NNSW LHD chief executive Chris Crawford, was 'very positive'.

George ignores own advice on expectant mums

Bronya Lipski, Stokers Siding. Almost seven years ago Thomas George delivered a passionate and eloquent defence of the Murwillumbah hospital and its fundamental service to the community (Hansard 26/06/2008).

Campaign to reopen Murwillumbah birthing unit

A community campaign has been launched to reopen the birthing unit at Murwillumbah hospital, which closed on Friday after a support doctor could not be found for the service.

Murwillumbah Hospital birthing unit to close

In a surprise move, the local health district will close Murwillumbah Hospital’s birthing unit, effective tomorrow (Friday).

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021