Reducing harm from perineal tears
Women’s Healthcare Australia (WHA) is committed to supporting member hospitals to work together to improve the safety and quality of care provided to women and newborns.
The following short video clip outlines the key improvements in rates of perineal tears achieved by the participating maternity hospitals.
Further information and resources to support a reduction in perineal tears
WHA is committed to supporting member services wanting to reduce their rates of harm from perineal tears. Further information on the methodology used and resources that can assist are available below:
The Methodolody used in the WHA National Collaborative
WHA CEC Perineal Protection Bundle and How To Guide
The success of teams in reducing rates of perineal tears
Understanding women's experience of perineal tears
Providing information and engaging women in decision making
Supporting WHA members to reduce rates to perineal tears
The Collaborative was hosted by WHA in partnership with NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, supported by Safer Care Victoria and the Clinical Excellence Division of Queensland Health.