Rural women will benefit from more choices with antenatal care thanks to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s (WBHHS) new Rural Maternity Model of Care.
Rural women will benefit from more choices with antenatal care thanks to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s (WBHHS) new Rural Maternity Model of Care. Contributed

Changes to maternity services to benefit rural women

RURAL women will benefit from more choices with antenatal care thanks to the Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service's (WBHHS) new Rural Maternity Model of Care.

The changes to maternity services are the result of a review which included an online and hard copy survey of women from rural areas who have given birth recently at Bundaberg Hospital, as well as discussions with key stakeholders in rural communities.

WBHHS executive director of nursing and midwifery Fiona Sewell said the new model of care was providing women in rural areas with more choices when it came to antenatal care

"Based on the feedback from the surveys and discussions, our working group planned and then implemented a model of care that enhances antenatal care, lessens the need to travel and gives women a range of choices for pregnancy and antenatal care,"she said.

She said women from areas close to Childers, Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold, Monto and Gin Gin would benefit from the new model of care being offered.

For more information, phone your hospital.



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