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Saturday, December 4, 2010

First MEDICARE MIDWIFE Birth

Congratulations to Liz and the family of baby Eli.

The Chronicle [Toowoomba, Qld] article announces:

Baby Eli is an Australian first

Baby Eli may wonder what all the fuss is about but he really is a very special little boy.

The third son of Stacey and David Silver is the first to be born under the care of Australia’s first Medicare eligible midwife, Toowoomba resident, Liz Wilkes.

Medicare payments for midwives were introduced on November 1 as part of National Health reforms.

Ms Wilkes along with others, has established the new clinic My Midwives in Toowoomba.

The clinic will employ 5 midwives, mentor midwifery students and provide outreach services. ...

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