2012 was a very busy year for the Women & Infants Unit at Orange Health Service, as staff helped to welcome a record number of new babies into the world!
993 bundles of joy were born at Orange Health Service in 2012, the highest number on record and up on the former record of 955 from 2011. This new record means there has been a nearly 30% increase in the number of children born annually at the Orange Health Service in the 10 years since 2002.
All these new arrivals and the wonderful work done by the staff of the Women & Infants Unit has inspired local businessman Peter McCormack to once again donate funds raised at the recent McCormack Barber Party Under the Stars on New Year’s Eve to Orange Health Service.
Mr McCormack said he is thrilled that the local community once again came together to make the Party Under the Stars such a successful event, with those in attendance digging deep in support of a good cause.
“The generosity of the people of Orange never ceases to amaze me. Donations they made at the New Year’s Eve celebrations mean that I now have the privilege of being able to hand over $4,856 to the Orange Health Service,” Mr McCormack said.
Women’s and Infants Midwifery Unit Manager Jenny Soar said thedonation will be gratefully received and will go directly towards the purchase of equipment for the new Model of Care in the Women and Infants Unit.
“Orange’s baby boom has certainly kept staff on their toes and ongoing support from our local community is always gratefully received.
“Generosity such as this makes it a little easier for us to continue to offer the highest standards of service to childbearing women and their families in our area,” Ms Soar said.