The Birth Centre at the Mackay Base hospital was the first to open in Queensland. The centre is located in a cottage adjacent to the maternity unit at Mackay base hospital.
The Birth Centre was opened in 1994, by the women of Mackay, and was initially funded under the commonwealth alternative birthing services program. It is now funded through Mackay Base Hospital and employs a team of four midwives.
Facilities include: – Two Birthing rooms with ensuite bathrooms – Corner baths – Verandas with views to the Pioneer river – Lounge room and Kitchen facilities – Library and audio-visual resources – Active birth aids such as bean bags and mats
The Mackay Friends of the Birth Centre invite YOU to join US for our coffee mornings!
Where: The Women’s Centre 418 Shakespeare Street
When: 9:30-11:30am Last Friday of every month
We are a group of parents who aim to promote and support all aspects of the Birth Centre and its philosophies of care. We feel having this unique birthing facility with its wonderful team of midwives allows for a more natural birth experience, where all choices are respected. All opinions validated, all ideas supported. We enjoy having open discussions surrounding birth and parenting. Our coffee mornings give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, become involved and give back to the community through the birth centre. We look forward to meeting you soon!