Woman-Centred Care: Strategic Directions for Maternity Services in Australia

7 November 2019

COAG Health Council has released the Woman-Centred Care: Strategic Directions for Maternity Services in Australia. This document outlines a national strategy to support the delivery of maternity services to women, from conception until 12 months after the pregnancy or birth.

The development of the document involved two rounds of public consultation, with submissions from over 900 organisations and individuals. The values, principles and strategic directions are all based on current evidence and feedback provided by women and health professionals. 

The Strategy provides directions around what consumers should expect from maternity services and aims to ensure that maternity services in Australia are equitable, safe, women-centred, informed and evidence based. 

For more information and to read the document, click here