Stress and cost blowouts reported as births suspended at Portland hospital

Kyra Gillespie
By Kyra Gillespie
Updated March 25 2022 - 7:05am, first published 6:00am
Portland mother Samantha Parker was terrified she would have her daughter Alina on the side of the road after birthing services were suspended in Portland due to a shortage of midwives.

WEARY and sore after a whirlwind labour, mother Samantha Parker prepared for the long journey to take her newborn daughter Alina home from Warrnambool to Portland on Friday.

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Kyra Gillespie

Kyra Gillespie

Journalist

Multi-platform journalist and digital / social producer for Australian Community Media, covering all the latest news across south-west Victoria. Got a news tip? Get in touch: kyra.gillespie@austcommunitymedia.com.au | 0475 951 618

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