Jun 12 2019

A new model of care for pregnant women is to be launched by the Southern NSW Local Health District.


Titled Midwives for Women, the initiative has been announced by Executive Director of Nursing Midwifery and Clinical Governance, Julie Mooney for the Goulburn Base Hospital maternity unit.


Director Mooney says the establishment of Midwives for Women has taken a lot of time and effort by both staff and the community.


It has involved surveys, brain storming sessions, listening to patients, roster trials, evaluation and literature review.


The new approach provides women with a small dedicated team of midwives, allowing for greater continuity of care and integration with other services.


Ms Mooney says Midwives for Mothers connects birthing mothers with health services earlier, offering women more choice in their maternity care.


Goulburn Base Hospital will transition to the new model, with the aim of embedding new practices before moving to the new maternity facility when the hospital re-development is completed in 2021.

Jun 11 2019

There is a deep feeling of loss in the Crookwell and surrounding communities at news of the death of well known woolgrower, Trevor Picker.


It is as a result of a multi-vehicle accident, north of Crookwell on Friday afternoon, the cause of which is still being investigated.


The work of Trevor Picker is legendary in the wool industry.


Working from his property, Hillcreston at Bigga he would continually attract world record prices with interest from a a wide cross section of the market.


Upper Lachlan mayor, Councillor John Stafford says the community is still reeling at the loss of Trevor Picker.

Jun 11 2019

The facility and development of Goulburn's North Park sporting area is receiving the attention of council with the decision to institute a Plan of Management for the area.


Goulburn Junior Rugby League has written to council asking it to develop a long term improvement strategy so that North park can become a premier junior league venue.


A report to council stated that the current infrastructure on site is reaching the end of its useful life and will need some form of upgrade in the short to medium term.


Councillors have been told that the best way to proceed is to have a plan of management which would consider input from all stakeholders to ensure current and future needs are addressed.


A working party is being formed to represent junior league and cricket along with a Sports council rep and a council staff member.


The mayor, Bob Kirk and councillors Peter Walker and Margaret O'Neill are also members.

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