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Rural maternity units: how will they have a future?

L Gay Hawksworth
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (12): 731-732.
Published online: 16 June 2008

To the Editor: Pesce’s criticism of midwifery practice at Mareeba District Hospital1 requires rebuttal. His implication that the service is inefficient or pandering to “the powerful sway of maternity care politics” is incorrect and insults those who struggle to provide woman-centred care in a system focused on doctors.

  • L Gay Hawksworth

  • Queensland Nurses’ Union of Employees, Brisbane, QLD.

Correspondence: qnu@qnu.org.au

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