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The Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) has been commissioned by the Commonwealth Government of...More
Click here to view WHA's submission to the review of the Antenatal Care Guidelines. The Antenatal...More
Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital is a newly built service established on a greenfield site...More
The National Framework for Maternity Services (NFMS) provides guidance for planning and delivery of...More
NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORT SCHEME (NAHSSS), AN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT...More
Do Australian women have the birth they want? Safe Motherhood for All Inc. has launched the...More
New research has been published investigating the role of upright positions for women having a...More
WHA would like to thank member hospitals who participated in the Benchmarking Maternity Care...More
There are currently 90 maternity services across Australia that are WHA members; including the...More
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Women & Leadership Australia, in partnership...More
The need to focus on improved governance and refined strategies to alleviate the nationwide burden...More
Women’s Healthcare Australasia (WHA) would like to thank the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority...More
On 14 October 2016, the Victorian government released the Targeting Zero: Supporting the Victorian...More
Aims of International GYN Awareness Day To bring professionals and health consumers together for...More
The April 2016 edition of Women's Health Matters is now available! Find all the dates for upcoming...More
WHA is pleased to provide participating members with their Benchmarking Maternity Care reports...More
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) today released the National Efficient Price (NEP...More
The March 2016 edition of Women's Health Matters is now available! Find all the dates for upcoming...More
"Every woman, every pregnancy, every baby and every family is different. Therefore, quality...More
The February 2016 edition of Women's Health Matters is now available! Find all the dates for...More
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently issued an instruction that U06.9 Emergency use of U06...More
Approximately 2.6 million babies were stillborn in 2015, or around 7,200 every day globally. Falls...More
Modern medicine is characterised by an increasing expectation that people will receive care that is...More
There is no single classification used for mental health services. Since 1 July 2013, the...More
ANMAC is reviewing the accreditation standards used to assess and accredit re-entry to the Register...More
The worldwide use of various balloon tamponade technologies (BTT) in the management of postpartum...More
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) is currently developing an Emergency Department (...More
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has consulted with health...More
On 2 August 193 governments agreed to a historic agenda for global sustainable development to be...More
Of the more than 312,000 babies born in Australia each year, WHA estimates there are tens of...More
Rates of caesarean section surgery are rising worldwide, but the determinants of this increase,...More
There is no safe amount or safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy which is why we recommend...More
Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise,...More
The accreditation standards used to assess and accredit re-entry to the Register Midwifery programs...More
Offering pregnant women financial incentives to quit smoking is an effective motivator, according...More
Following his inquiry into the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Robert Francis was...More
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) conducted a Teaching, Training and Research (TTR...More
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority invited all interested parties to provide comment on the...More
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians invited submissions during January on this draft...More
Mothers that take excessive amounts of folic acid during pregnancy may predispose their daughters...More
The Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia has released for public consultation papers on the...More
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The ‘Women Want to Know’ project encourages health professionals to routinely discuss alcohol and...More
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This week WHA has responded to the Australian Commission for Safety & Quality in Healthcare on...More
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The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has written to WHA inviting our advice on their...More
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The Australian Government has asked the National Mental Health Commission to conduct a national...More
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University of Sydney research has found that pregnant women who see the same midwife throughout...More
The Department of Health and an Expert Advisory Committee are currently developing Clinical...More
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking feedback...More
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is currently developing a Position Statement on the Use of...More
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The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) has recently commenced a review...More
In early January the Australian College of Midwives invited stakeholder comments on its Draft...More
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has written to WHA inviting expert...More
The World Health Organisation has released new Guidelines in the postnatal care of mothers and...More
Babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies including IVF are almost twice as likely to be...More
A summary of the NHMRC 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and...More
The BreastScreen Australia monitoring report for 2010-2011 was recently released. BreastScreen...More
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has today released a research report...More
The Greens motion to expand the public hospital homebirth service, including a commitment to fund...More
The ACT Government has released a long-awaited review into maternity services at the new Centenary...More
Midwifery education standards continues to be a hot topic of interest for WHA Executives of Nursing...More
Custom-made birthing baths will be a key feature of Box Hill Hospital's new maternity service to...More
Mater Health Services has an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and passionate Registered...More
The Australian College of Remote & Rural Medicine recently held their 2013 conference. At the...More
The 2013 Women's Health Week was held from September 2nd to September 6th. The Women’s Health Week...More
IHPA recently called for submissions relating to the future Emergency Department (ED)...More
Over the last few months the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released papers on...More
Fewer Australian women under the age of 20 are having babies than they were a decade earlier,...More
Professor Debora Picone, Chief Executive of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in...More
The Gynacological Awareness Information Network are supporting International GYN Awareness Day on...More
BayondBlue are seeking leaders to participate in an important BeyondBlue and University of Tasmania...More
The approach to public hospital funding over the last decade continues to be a major problem...More
UNICEF Australia has congratulated the South Australian Government on delivering an Australian...More
Young women will learn about breast health awareness through a new education program to be run by...More
WHA has been involved in the strategic planning process for one of our large member hospitals. Key...More
Following the valuable and informative WHA conference in early June, presentations are now...More
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aging has launched a free palliative care online...More
It's that time of year - your hospital's membership is up for renewal! We've sent out renewal packs...More
About a year and a half ago Jennie Rubinshteyn and Yaroslav Faybishenko's 1-year-old daughter was...More
Research conducted through the University of Queensland has reported that few women feel they are...More
Women's Healthcare Australasia (WHA) has consulted with members on their views about the Australian...More
For a number of years, women have been advised to receive annual cervical cancer screenings...More
A study conducted at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre and the University of...More
More pregnant women are being given the option of vaginal birth for breech babies, as doctors...More
Organisers of a campaign to protect a birth centre that provides a home-like environment for women...More
Vicki Flenady is the 2013 recipient of the WHA Medal of Distinction. Vicki, a nurse and midwife...More
Women's Healthcare Australasia Meia Release: 28 June 2013 “The Mercy Hospital for Women in...More
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council has undertaken a review of Midwifery...More
Once a year, doctors working in rural and remote Australia are singled out and celebrated for their...More
The COAG Reform Council's fourth report on the National Healthcare Agreement and the National...More
Mercy Health is advertising for a full-time Education Manager in Melbourne. Mercy Health employs...More
A study was recently published in the journal Midwifery on the establishment fof a new model of...More
The National Lead Clinicians Group recently released a report on patient safety. The Australian...More
Every year Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers report reminds us of the inextricable...More
Pregnant women had the legal right to choose or refuse medical treatment even if it could harm...More
New subtypes of uterine cancer tumours have been discovered through a large international genetic...More
Sandringham Hospital's maternity unit will soon be taken over by The Royal Women's Hospital...More
The following is a speech given by Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health at the National Summit on...More
Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has released the report of the McKeon Review - Strategic Review...More
Ten Victorian hospitals will receive $30 million from the Federal Government today, more than a...More
Module 1 of the National Evidence-based Antenatal Care Guidelines has now been released. The...More
WHA sends our warmest congratulations to Elizabeth Bishop (Calvary Public Hospital, ACT) on her...More
Homebirths with hospital back-up could be rolled out across Victoria after an independent review...More
The National Core Maternity Indicators Report has been released. This is the first report of ten...More
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has today released the national efficient price...More
Stressed midwives are in danger of burning out because they feel unsupported at work and under-...More
The incidence of advanced breast cancer among younger women, ages 25 to 39, may have increased...More
The Health Consumers Alliance is supporting a coronial recommendation that it become an offence in...More
Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek says an incident where a woman was forced to deliver her...More
The media chatter has finally subsided over Chrissie Swan and her naughty cigarette. And in spite...More
AN economic report into Victoria's health-funding crisis has blamed both the federal and state...More
The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Continuing Professional Development (...More
Breast might be best but 30 years of product boycotts and regulation has failed to stop big...More
The NHMRC has released revised Infant Feeding Guidelines today. Prepared by experts in paediatric...More
Smoking bans have been linked with a reduction in the risk of preterm baby deliveries in a new...More
Australian mums and dads will be given further support in managing their work arrangements under...More
VICTORIAN health minister David Davis has accused his federal counterpart Tanya Plibersek of...More
Dr. David Jones (NZ) gave the following presentation at the 2012 WHA Insight Forum, 'Taking the...More
A/Prof. Anne Sneddon gave the following presentation at the 2012 WHA Insight Forum, 'Taking the...More
A/Prof. Anne Sneddon gave the following welcome & presentation at the 2012 WHA Insight Forum, '...More
With autism now affecting one in 88 children in the U.S., many parents are searching for any step...More
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end...More
The results of the 2012 Target Ovarian Cancer Pathfinder Study were launched in January 2013, in...More
An estimated 100 to 140 million women and girls worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation...More
The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety alert on the acne drug Diane 35, days...More
Regular moderate-intensity exercise during the second half of pregnancy can improve fetal and...More
Women who give birth at midwife-led birthing centers are less likely to have Caesarean births...More
WHILE a breast cancer diagnosis is no longer seen as a death sentence because of advances in...More
Marie Stopes International Australia has applied for the "abortion drugs" Mifepristone (RU486) and...More
New research suggests that women with early-stage breast cancer might be better off opting for less...More
In a study exploring women's responses to being told about overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening...More
Women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are at higher risk of chronic kidney disease and end...More
Rural doctors and medical students ‘just as vulnerable to mental health risks’. Rural doctors and...More
Obstetricians are concerned more newborns could be at risk of dying after a study showed an...More
A study funded by Cancer Research UK is examining whether a blood test can be used to detect breast...More
Women are flocking to private midwives to gain access to cheaper services under Medicare, and the...More
Half of Australian pregnant women are turning to complementary and alternative medicines for...More
A Danish randomised controlled study of 1200 firtst time mothers has found no difference in the use...More
WOMEN who become pregnant after IVF have an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous...More
Increasing numbers of expectant mothers in Melbourne's west could be forced to travel further to...More
Women at high risk of developing breast cancer should be offered powerful drugs to help stave off...More
The Australian Women's Health Survey is one of the most comprehensive health studies in Australia...More
Maximum jail sentences for people convicted of assaulting South Australian hospital staff will be...More
We’ve all heard people sprout the phrase, “go on, you’re eating for two now” at barbecues, dinner...More
Women's health is being affected by a reluctance to talk about medical issues relating to...More
Four sisters who believe their breast cancer was caused by a pregnancy drug their mother took will...More
About 200 staff are expected to lose their jobs in Victoria's public hospitals in coming weeks as...More
Cervical cancer rates have fallen dramatically because of screening tests, but rates of other HPV-...More
One of the last medical frontiers - women's genital health - is finally getting specialist...More
The Australian Government has strengthened its commitment to fighting breast cancer by providing a...More
POLICE are investigating the death of a one-day-old baby following a home birth in South Australia...More
The automatic resort to caesarean procedures to deliver breech birth babies is coming under intense...More
Just a reminder to that the WHA Benchmarking Maternity Care Indicators were due on 7 December 2012...More
Australia’s first population-based survey to investigate the factors associated with receiving...More
WHA recently learned that the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority has been considering excluding...More
In July 2012 the Australian Government's personally controlled eHealth record system went live...More
WHA is excited to announce that our sister organisation, Children's Healthcare Australasia, has...More
As the birth rate continues to rise and with it the number of newborn babies requiring specialist...More
WHA has been actively engaging in consulttions with the new Independent Hospital Pricing Authority...More
Women's Hospitals Australasia has changed its trading name to Women's Healthcare Australasia in a...More
In January 2012,in consultation with its members, WHA prepared a submission on national maternity...More
In 1996, the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) established a scholarship fund for Aboriginal and...More