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EMERGENCY

In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

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In a Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) the woman knows the midwife and back up midwives who provide care throughout her pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal period. This model of care is available at Tweed, Murwillumbah, Byron and Lismore Hospitals.

Midwifery Group Practice is a continuity of care model for pregnant women who are allocated a known midwife, who provides individualised care and follows the woman across the interface of community and hospital services, through her antenatal (pregnancy), intra partum (labour and birth) and early postnatal journey up to 6 weeks post birth. Two midwives are present for the birth. Medical advice and care is available at all times.

There are two services available:

  • Low risk model of care available to women who have no health conditions. Available at Murwillumbah and Byron Hospitals. These hospitals consult with and refer to The Tweed and Lismore Base Hospitals if a higher level of care for newborns is required.  If higher care is required, the woman will transfer out of this model.
  • All risk model of care. This means that women begin their care with no known health risks and/or has had a previous caesarean birth. If the woman develops health conditions a higher level of care can be provided. Available at Tweed and Lismore Hospitals.

To contact the Midwifery Group Practice services in Northern NSW:

Tweed Midwifery Group Practice Ph: (07) 5506 7765

Murwillumbah Midwifery Group Practice Ph: (02) 6672 0108

Byron Midwifery Group Practice Ph: (02) 6639 9580

Lismore Midwifery Group Practice Ph: (02) 6620 7400


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