1. How many births have occurred at Westport’s Kawatiri Birthing Unit, each month, over the past five years? 2. How many Buller women have given birth at Greymouth Hospital, each month, over the past five years? 3. How many Buller women have given birth outside the district, each month, over the past five years? 4. How many Buller women have had home births, each month, over the last five years? 5. Is the WCDHB concerned at the trend for fewer Buller women to be birthing at Kawatiri and more Buller women birthing in Greymouth? 6. What does the WCDHB believe has prompted the trend? 7. Does the WCDHB have any plans to encourage more women to birth at Kawatiri – if so what are they? 8. How many births does Kawatiri require a month to remain viable?
9. Is closure of Kawatiri a possibility? 10. What are the rules governing which mothers can give birth at Kawatiri (i.e. low risk etc)?