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.
Facilities include: – Two Birthing rooms with ensuite bathrooms – Custom built birthing pools – 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
To Start a Life with a midwife please contact the Mackay Birth Centre on 07 4885 6933.
Friends of the Mackay Birth Centre is a community organisation that supports the midwives who work at the Birth Centre and the families that birth there. If you would like to be kept up to date with events and news from Friends of Mackay Birth Centre, please follow their Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsMackayBirthCentre.