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Posted on 02 May 2019
Maternity and newborn

Improved fetal surveillance, staff training in resuscitating newborns, and mental health screening for teenagers are among 10 new recommendations to improve outcomes for Victorian babies and children.

Produced by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM), Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children 2017 report contains comprehensive data on all maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity, with additional data on birthing outcomes.

The report contains key findings and recommendations from the independent review of births and deaths in Victoria.

Find recommendations that apply to you, by downloading the report.

To report  also includes:

  • good practice advice for health services and clinicians to improve care for women, babies and children
  • areas of clinical risk to inform practice, health policy and system planning
  • information for women, parents and families when making decisions regarding care.

"Even when the best healthcare has been provided, sadly, each year a small number of pregnant women, new mothers, babies and children suffer or die from severe illness, accidents or complications,” CCOPMM Chair Tanya Farrell said.

“CCOPMM continues to review all these cases so that the healthcare sector can learn from these to make future care safer for all Victorians.”

Read more about CCOPMM.

Page last updated: 02 May 2019