Whyalla birthing unit external inquiry commenced

July 11, 2023 1:47 pm in by
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An external inquiry began on Monday, 10 July, into the closure of Whyalla’s birthing unit.

Western Australian nurse and midwifery leader Peta Fisher is leading the state government’s week-long review, analysing the workforce issues resulting in the temporary closure that began on June 26.

Ms Fisher may call on local health professionals for information throughout her review.

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The Advertiser reports Health Minister Chris Picton is pleased Ms Fisher will lead the review, saying she brings a fresh perspective to the situation.

In the meantime, the local health network are still working on recruiting qualified staff.