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A Welcoming Place – Turning the First Sod for Bourke Health Service Family Garden

16 December 2015

Last week community elder Heather Mieni and mum-to-be Juanita Knight joined together with Western NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Scott McLachlan to turn the first sod for the Bourke Health Service family garden. The purpose of the g​arden will be to provide a peaceful setting for all families when visiting the mum and meeting the new baby. Scott McLachlan...

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Understanding AMIHS – Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Strategy

09 December 2015

The AMIHS was developed by NSW Health to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal women and women with Aboriginal partners during pregnancy and birth by providing a service that is culturally sensitive, woman centred and provided in partnership with Aboriginal peoples. The Strategy supports Closing the Gap and upholds the understanding of and respect for Aboriginal culture. It provides community...

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Meet our New Midwifery Team

03 December 2015

Bourke Health Service has welcomed two new midwives who will provide ante-natal and post-natal care for mothers in and around Bourke. Matilda Davis has enj​oyed her move to Bourke. Originally from Orange she has been working in Maternity for three years. Matilda is also a Registered Nurse and has worked in ICU and Rehab. “The people in Bourke have been...

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