Q'town midwives - "We need a hospital."
In response to A Labour of Truth, featuring the extreme challenges for pregnant women in Wanaka, two Queenstown midwives decided to talk publicly, for the first time, about similar maternity risks in Queenstown.
Keri Mapperson and Mikkayla Godfrey say that pregnant women are being transported daily by expensive helicopter transfers due to the lack of medical facilities in the district. They say the outlook is bleak, unless urgent action is taken - highlighting low pay, high risks, trauma for the mothers-to-be and a lack of confidence that anything is going to change.
Watch: A Labour of Truth.