WHA Directors of Nursing & Midwifery Face to Face Insight Forum 2019

This face to face insight forum will run alongside the WHA Maternity Group Practice face to face meeting which will be held on the 20th and 21st June.

Why attend?

WHA's Directors of Nursing & Midwifery Special Interest Group brings together individuals in common roles across the maternity sector, from large tertiary specialist women's hospitals through to regional and rural hospitals providing maternity care to local women & their families.  If you are a Director of Nursing and Midwifery, this meeting provides you with a unique opportunity to network with peers who intimately understand the challenges and responsibilities you have.  The group has a long history of trusted sharing of information, ideas and advice that can help you achieve your goals.  

in 2018 the SIG members decided to focus on expanding women's access to continuity of midwifery care.  This meeting provided an opportunity for participants to discuss a range of common challenges and to share information, ideas and strategies on effective ways of sustaining and expanding Midwifery Group Practice at their services.

What will the program cover?

The program will be developed in the coming months in consultation with participants.  Themes addressed in previous years have included: 

  • attracting & retaining midwives;
  • models of care;
  • criteria led discharge;
  • design of birth suites;
  • organization of antenatal care services;
  • quality & safety improvement projects;
  • changes in funding classifications & policy;
  • midwifery education
  • mandatory training for midwifery staff
  • GP shared care; and much more. 

Who should attend?

This meeting is only open to individuals from WHA member hospitals in the position of Director of Nursing & Midwifery or above.    

Registration costs

Member rate: $315 (+GST)

If you are planning to attend this meeting alongside the WHA Midwifery Group Practice face to face insight forum then you can register for a reduced 3 day rate of $795 (+GST).  Please contact the office on (02) 6185 025 to speak to our events team to find out more.

Venue & Accommodation

This meeting will take place at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport.

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