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Starting in 2022

Now accepting expressions of interest

Applications are now open for Victorian health services to partner with us in the Postpartum haemorrhage collaborative, commencing February 2022.  

All public and private providers of maternity and birthing care in Victoria are encouraged to apply. Approximately 30 health services from across the state will be able to participate. 

More information on the collaborative and how your health service can be involved is available in our EOI information pack and Charter

Expressions of interest can be submitted through the online application form

Applications close 5.00 pm Thursday 28 January 2022. 

Invitation - virtual forum for Victorian health consumers

We will be hosting a virtual consumer forum on 3 February 2022 where Victorians with lived experience are invited to discuss how we can improve healthcare for people who experience primary postpartum haemorrhage (too much bleeding within 24 hours of birth), and their partners or carers.  

A survey is now available for consumers to share their experiences, insights and recommendations. At the end of the survey, respondents can provide their contact details if they would like to attend the forum or be contacted via email to contribute further. The survey and forum invitation are open to anyone who has experienced a postpartum haemorrhage while in the care of a Victorian health service, and their partners or carers.  

The forum will be held at 8.00 pm on 3 February 2022. Invitations to the virtual event will be sent out to consumers who request to attend in the online survey.  

Access the online survey

The survey will close at midnight on 1 February 2022.   

Summary

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In Victoria, it was the cause of 37 per cent of all severe acute maternal morbidity reported in 2019. Research suggests that it is often avoidable.  

Beginning in February 2022, the Postpartum haemorrhage collaborative aims reduce harm to birthing parents and their families by preventing primary PPH and improving health outcomes following PPH in participating Victorian health services.   

We are partnering with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and will be using their Model for improvement, which achieved outstanding results for our Better births and Safer baby collaboratives. 

Continuing our commitment to patient-centred healthcare, the Postpartum haemorrhage collaborative will use the ‘Partnering in healthcare’ framework to involve consumers and consumer representatives at all stages of this work. 

Target 

To reduce the rate of primary PPH from an intended vaginal birth in participating health services by April 2023. 

Download

EOI information pack – PPH collaborative 

Charter – PPH collaborative 

Page last updated: 05 Jan 2022

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