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Posted on 30 Jun 2021
Clinical/acute care
Maternity and newborn

Safer Care Victoria is looking for women who have experienced a third- or fourth-degree perineal tear to help us improve birthing outcomes for Victorians.

Building on the success of our Better births for women collaborative we are developing an audit tool to help Victorian maternity services implement national best practice to prevent severe perineal tearing during childbirth.

Read more about the project

Join our expert working group

As to a member of expert working group, you will be able to use your experience to work with clinicians to improve communication, detection, prevention, and management of severe perineal tears.

The expert working group will develop, test, and review the maternity service audit tool which will be trialled in a small number of services.

Read our consumer EOI information pack

How to get involved

Please prepare a brief document (no more than two pages), including a cover letter that details:

  • your experience of third- or fourth-degree perineal tear
  • your desire to improve the care of women during pregnancy – antenatally, during birth and/or postpartum 
  • your experience or capability to work with a range of clinicians and consumers
  • any previous experience as a consumer advisor.

Email the above to: 

Applications close midnight Wednesday 14 July 2021.

More information

Belinda Phelan

(03) 9500 5044

Page last updated: 01 Jul 2021