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Posted on 15 Sep 2021
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Representing more of the Victorian community than ever before, 14 new members have been appointed to the state’s long-running Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM). 

The independent council reviews cases of harm and death in mothers, babies and children, using this information to monitor trends, identify safety risks and recommend ways to improve outcomes.

With a focus on consumer leadership and improving outcomes for vulnerable populations, the 2021–24 council has consumer, clinical, operational, executive, legal and quality and safety expertise.

Meet the new members 

Council Chair Adjunct Professor Tanya Farrell welcomed the new members from today, including Ann Jorgensen who has been appointed the council’s first consumer Deputy Chair.

“Women and families are the experts in their own lives. They know what matters most to them,” she said.

“Having a consumer as the Deputy Chair will ensure we have consumers at the centre of our work.”

The new council has three busy and exciting years ahead as it continues to provide advice to the Minister for Health and government on improving healthcare and health experience for Victorian women, babies, children and their families.

Adjunct Professor Tanya Farrell thanked the outgoing council members for their time and expertise in making a significant difference for the women, babies, children and their families in Victoria. 

The independent council reviews cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity.

Health services must report:

The council uses this information to monitor trends, identify safety risks and recommend ways to improve outcomes for Victorian women, babies, children and their families.
 

Page last updated: 15 Sep 2021