Department of the Legislative Assembly

Mid-wives

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS
10th Assembly


19/07/2005

142. Mid-wives

Ms Carney to MINISTER for Health

QUESTION
Mid-wives

1. Detail how many mid-wives were employed in Territory Hospitals as at 1 July 2004 and provide their locations.
2. Detail how many mid-wives were employed in Territory Hospitals as at 1 July 2005 and provide their locations.

ANSWER


Answered on 07/02/2006

1

The following numbers of midwives were employed at the given locations as at 1 July 2004:

Royal Darwin Hospital 66 (56.4 FTE FTE = full-time equivalent)
Alice Springs Hospital 63
Tennant Creek Hospital 3
Gove District Hospital 14
Katherine District Hospital 14 (13.5 FTE)


The following numbers of midwives were employed at the given locations as at 1 July 2005:

Royal Darwin Hospital 71 (58.44 FTE)
Alice Springs Hospital 56
Tennant Creek Hospital 4
Gove District Hospital 14
Katherine District Hospital 12 (11.5 FTE)


Notes:

1. Every nurse who is a qualified midwife has been counted, not just those who are working in a Maternity Ward. For example, at Alice Springs Hospital, approximately half the midwives were stationed outside a maternity ward on both the given dates.

2. Although the number of midwives was less in 2005 for some hospitals than they were in 2004, the numbers were sufficient to meet staffing needs.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2016