A medical team has flown in to a remote community to help deliver a four week premature baby boy.
The CareFlight’s missions to Daly River on Saturday ended with smiles for the clinical team, and in particular Nurse and Midwife Nadine Tipping, who was part of the team that delivered a healthy baby boy at the Nauiya Community Health Centre.
CareFlight received the call at 11.20am Saturday, and the fixed wing flight crew including flight nurse/midwife and doctor landed at the airstrip at Daly River at 1pm, and headed straight to the health centre.
The new mum, who was supported by her family and community health workers from the clinic, was already in active labour when they arrived.
According to midwife Nadine Tipping, the young mother, who had gone into labour four weeks early, was being supported by a great team and was managing the labour well.
“Mum did a great job, as did the team of health workers who were there, along with Mum’s family, to support and welcome the new baby. It was truly wonderful to deliver this beautiful baby boy in his community.
“The baby boy was born at 2.15pm, weighing just over three kilograms, cried and made his arrival known,” she said.
Once initial assessment of baby and Mum’s health was compete, CareFlight, operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the NT Government, loaded the new Mum and her infant son, onto the King Air for the return flight to Darwin.
Both Mum and baby were taken to Royal Darwin Hospital where they received ongoing care and assessment.
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