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Birthcare celebrates 20 years providing primary maternity care in Parnell and Huntly

Birthcare has been providing primary maternity services to women and newborns in Parnell, Auckland and Huntly for 20 years. Both Birthcare primary maternity units were formed in 1995 and have cared for thousands of mothers and babies through the 20 years. So it was time to celebrate with a special party at the Parnell Rose Gardens on May 7 to mark the occasion.

At Birthcare Auckland more than 64,000 women and babies had a postnatal stay and over 5,000 women chose to birth their babies there. Birthcare Auckland has four birthing rooms and 45 postnatal beds. In the last year 400 babies were born and 4,250 women and babies had their postnatal stay at Birthcare Auckland. The facility at Parnell has a relaxed and homely atmosphere.


Our vision is to provide the very best start in life for mothers, babies and their whanau/family.


“Our vision is to provide the very best start in life for mothers, babies and their whanau/family,” explains Mr Roy Younge, the Managing Director.

Birthcare is funded by Auckland DHB in Parnell to provide free primary maternity facilities and services on behalf of the DHBs.

“Birthcare is a really good example of public/private collaboration. It is a win – win partnership for all, especially for women and their families, and we work closely with the secondary maternity service providers of both DHBs to provide a seamless service for women and their whanau.”

Attending the celebration last week were the Hon. Paula Bennett, MP for Upper Harbour, TV One weather presenter Renee Wright, Birthcare management and staff from both Auckland and Huntly, midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians and people from both Auckland DHB and Waikato DHB, as well as much appreciated support services and previous clients.