"Antenatal care closed"
About: Sale Hospital / Women's and Children's Sale Hospital Women's and Children's Sale 3850
Posted by magpiesd57 (as ),
I would very much like an explanation as to why the midwife clinic has been closed to the public? How could you do that? In a small town where there is already so little choice in terms of antenatal care.
Being a first time mum is already confusing and scary enough, and now the women of Sale will also have the added stress of deciding whether to travel all the way to Traralgon to see a midwife. What about the people who struggle to even get an antenatal care provider in Sale, because all the Obstetricians and shared care GPs are inundated with patients because there's nowhere else to go?
I for one am absolutely disgusted in the decision to close down the midwife clinic to the public, as I am sure many women who had their hearts set on it are; and it's not only the decision, but the fact that you're not even making it clear to people, so no one is finding out until they are turned away and left confused and unsure about what to do. In my opinion, it's shameful.