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Lions’ roar falls silent

Lions’ roar falls silent

BRENDAN LINES IT was the decision “no one wanted to make”. After 112 years, the Lyrup Lions’ roar has fallen silent – permanently. A decision to dissolve the town’s football and netball clubs was made at a special general meeting days ago, following a long and failed struggle to players and keep its committee functioning. […]

30 births a year: Waikerie midwifery shortage tied to numbers… LESS BABIES, LESS STAFF

THE relatively low number of babies born at Waikerie Hospital – believed to be around 30 last year – could be impacting the facility’s ability to retain midwifery staff and its chances of resuming birthing services.

Birthing service suspension ‘may be extended’

SUSPENSION of birthing services at the Waikerie Hospital could continue past the scheduled reopening date while staff are sourced, according to a health network chief executive.