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Beaudesert Hospital is today celebrating the birth of the 100th baby to be born at the hospital, almost six-months to the day after birthing services were reintroduced on 5 March this year.
Lorenzo Lewis Cartwright was born to parents Ammie and Peter Cartwright at 7.26pm on 12 September, weighing 3.490kgs.
Executive Director Logan and Bayside Health Network Brett Bricknell said hospital staff and the community deserve to be proud of the birthing services provided at Beaudesert Hospital.
“The safe birth of the 100th baby born at Beaudesert Hospital is a real cause for celebration as it represents the successful return of an important service to the local community,” Mr Bricknell said.
“It is a testament to the dedication of the hospital staff, strong community support and a commitment by Metro South Health to providing low-risk birthing services at Beaudesert Hospital.
“Not only are we committed to maintaining these birthing services, but will also be growing and developing them to improve on what we are currently offering our community.
“We have already expanded the birthing services with a program of weekly visits by a consulting Obstetrician, giving mothers access to this type of care without the need to travel.”
Mr Bricknell said the 100th baby born was not the only the milestone worth celebrating in the hospital’s development.
“In a little over 12-months, our surgical procedures team has conducted more than 300 procedures.
“Local residents have been able to undergo minor surgeries for general, dental, obstetric and gynaecological conditions at Beaudesert Hospital since the reopening of procedural services in May last year.
“It’s really great to see the community support for the reintroduction of these services and I am certain that local residents will appreciate the coming changes as Metro South Health looks to expand the range of services on offer at Beaudesert Hospital,” Mr Bricknell added.
Lorenzo’s arrival also marked a milestone for Midwife Sheree Mitchell who celebrated the first and second deliveries of her career when she was on hand for the hospital’s historic 99th and 100th births.