Advocacy & News

May 2021

A new national standard of care released 21 April 2021 will reduce the risk of women experiencing a serious tear of the perineum at childbirth.

Until recently, perineal tears were a taboo subject and women often suffered in silence after they experienced a severe tear. This is despite 3%

May 2021

The Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Series explores how healthcare use in Australia varies depending on where people live. It investigates reasons for variation that may be unwarranted, and provides specific achievable actions to reduce unwarranted variation.


December 2020

A unique opportunity exists for a midwife with extensive management experience and leadership skills to work in the Northern New South Wales (NNSW) region across three Health Services including Byron Community Hospital, Murwillumbah District Hospital and The Tweed Hospital. The Midwifery Unit

December 2020

Clinical Midwife (Caseload)

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population

November 2020

Perinatal Mental Health Week 2020 is an opportunity to raise awareness and collaborate nationally to support new and expecting parents in need. The theme for Perinatal Mental Health Week this year is: "we're still here, we're still listening".  

Themes of the week include

September 2020

A positive to come out of COVID-19  is a global consensus on the need for concerted action on prioritising human health through changing unsustainable practices. 

A global network of health organisations working across 11 countries and spanning five continents has issued a powerful