Maternity staff shortages plugged by FIFO workers

Anna Houlahan
Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Updated March 27 2023 - 11:13am, first published 6:30am

Hospitals are having "enormous problems" staffing maternity wards, with regional and rural areas struggling to find midwives and doctors to deliver babies.

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Lucinda Garbutt-Young is a producer at The Canberra Times. She was previously a reporter at the Newcastle Herald, where she covered breaking news, court and other general news. Do you have a story? Email Lucinda at

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