Birthcare celebrates 20 years providing maternity care
May 7, 2015
Birthcare celebrates 20 years providing
primary maternity care in Auckland and Huntly
Birthcare has been providing primary maternity services to women and newborns in Auckland and Huntly for 20 years. Both Birthcare primary maternity units were formed in 1995 and have cared for thousands of mothers and babies through the 20 years. So it is time to celebrate with a special party this evening to mark the occasion.
At Birthcare Auckland more than 64,000 women and babies had a postnatal stay and over 5,000 women chose to birth their babies there. Birthcare Auckland has four birthing rooms and 45 postnatal beds. In the last year 400 babies were born and 4,250 women and babies had their postnatal stay at Birthcare Auckland. The facility at Parnell has a relaxed and homely atmosphere.
At Birthcare Huntly, which is semi-rural, 3,100 women birthed at Birthcare and well over 5,000 women stayed for their postnatal care in the 20 years. Birthcare Huntly is situated in the heart of the township and has a real family atmosphere and is well supported by the local community, Lead Maternity Carers and Tainui.
“Our vision is to provide the very best start in life for mothers, babies and their whanau/family,” explains Mr Roy Younge, the Managing Director.
Birthcare is funded by Auckland DHB in Parnell and Waikato DHB in Huntly to provide free primary maternity facilities and services on behalf of the DHBs.
“Birthcare is a really good example of public/private collaboration. It is a win – win partnership for all, especially for women and their families, and we work closely with the secondary maternity service providers of both DHBs to provide a seamless service for women and their whanau.”
Attending the celebration tonight will be Birthcare staff from both Auckland and Huntly, midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians and people from both Auckland DHB and Waikato DHB, as well as much appreciated support services and previous clients.