Tag: Gove District Hospital

Baby Boy Born in Ambulance

Only days after Australia’s population hit 25 million people, a baby boy has become the latest addition to the country’s population, when he was born just before 3am this morning in the back of an ambulance in remote East Arnhem Land.

When going into labour, the 18-year-old mother was talked through her contractions by a St John Ambulance Emergency Dispatcher via phone, while paramedics were en-route to the community of Yirrkala.

With the help of the paramedics the young woman gave birth to a baby boy in the back of the ambulance.

Both mum and baby were taken to Gove District Hospital.

Higher-than-anticipated birth rates and mass migration have seen the country’s population increase to 25 million earlier this week – 33 years earlier than predicted two decades ago.

New nurses commence their careers in the Top End

Twenty six new nurses will hit the ground running across the Territory this month, after graduating from the Top End Health Service (TEHS) Graduate Nurse Program.

The Graduate Nurse Program is designed to support nurses during the transition to employment after university, where they’re provided with an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge with support from mentors and senior staff.

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