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Stop the Closing of the Opotiki Birthing Centre and Emergency Services

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OPOTIKI BIRTHING UNIT IS CLOSING DOWN AS OF 1ST DECEMBER, 

Staff and community members have only been given three days notice for this. It is unacceptable, and it breaches our right to HealthCare.

Hapū Māmā deserve better! They deserve to have access to resources within their own communities, to ensure that they can safely deliver our precious pēpi into the world! 

this decision is going to stop us from being able to have our children within our own community and within our own ancestral lands. 

For some rural ports along the East Coast, this is the closest birthing Uni, which is up to an hours drive to opotiki! And yes this affects Hapū Māmā, but they are also effecting changes to emergency services, so it actually affects all whānau.



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