Maternity services review

Maternity services review

In May 2020 Castlemaine Health Board of Management suspended Castlemaine Health’s maternity services. The decision was made with the support of Safer Care Victoria (SCV) and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

This decision was based on concern about the safety of the current service.
The Board commissioned an independent review of the maternity service to examine the procedures, policies, clinical practice protocols and maternity clinical governance systems
that determine the capacity, capability and safety of a maternity service.

The Terms of Reference required reviewers to provide a recommendation on the timing of
reopening the service, as well as potential changes to clinical care, supporting systems
and governance. The recommendations were to assure the Board and Executive, when
implemented, that the maternity service would be safe, viable and sustainable.

The reviewers appointed were Dr Rupert Sherwood FRANZCOG FRCOG (Hons) and Ms Lisa
Smith RN BSc Mid (Hons).

To learn more, read the summary of the Castlemaine Health Maternity Service Review June 2020.

Expression of Interest for Maternity Services Consumer Committee

The committee will advise the Maternity Services Governance Group on consumer experience, consumer participation and community engagement to assist in developing our maternity services.

Learn more about the Maternity Services Consumer Committee.

Updates on Maternity Services Review