Muswellbrook maternity unit closure not permanent

March 22, 2024 8:14 am in by
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Hunter New England Local Health District said the closure of Muswellbrook Hospital Maternity Unit is not permanent.

The response follows the launch of a petition by local mum Paige Sawkins to get the birthing facility reopened.

Over one thousand people have already put their signatures down in support of the call.

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A spokesperson said the LHD is committed to restoring birthing services at Muswellbrook Hospital as soon as they are safely able to do so.

“They continue to actively work to attract obstetrics coverage in Muswellbrook.”