DRAFT Metro South Health Maternity and Neonatal Health Service Plan 2016/17 - 2018/19

Closed 12 Feb 2017

Opened 4 Jan 2017

Feedback Updated 29 Mar 2017

We Asked

Metro South Health is committed to delivering the best possible services within the catchment it serves and values your input.  The purpose of public enagement via the MSH Consultation Hub was to seek feedback on the DRAFT Metro South Health Maternity and Neonatal Health Service Plan to ensure that our health services meet the current and future needs of our population.

You Said

28 respondents provided feedback via the online consultation hub, while written feedback via email was received by a further 5 respondents. Overall, the responses to the health service plan were positive with over 60% agreeing that the strategies and actions match the needs of pregnant women in Metro South.

25% of online respondents disagreed with this statement. Negative responses centred on the need to raise the priority of facility upgrades, some issues not being discussed extensively enough in the plan, the need for resourcing to implement actions, the need for clarification of certain statements and additional data and a perception that the plan was not broad enough in addressing specific needs of certain population groups and certain facilities within Metro South.

We Did

Summary of the key themes emerging from the public consultation that have resulted in amendments to the health service plan:

  • Additional content was added on perinatal mental health prevalence, MSH Oral Health services and culturally diverse residents of MSH
  • Clarification throughout the document of the use of terms such as: evidence-based, patient vs woman-centred, continuity of care/carer, migrant/refugee vs CALD
  • Additional statistics on vaginal vs caesarean deliveries and health outcomes
  • Inclusion of broader range of service partners, e.g. now includes Children’s Health Queensland
  • General editing, proofing and restructuring of content

Overview

The DRAFT Metro South Health Maternity and Neonatal Health Service Plan 2016/17 - 2018/19 describes the Metro South Hospital and Health Service (Metro South Health) priorities and proposed strategies to further improve its maternity and neonatal health services over a three year planning horizon. It is a key directional plan for the Metro South Women’s and Children’s Clinical Stream and supports and enables our Strategic Plan.

Metro South Health is committed to delivering the best possible services within the catchment it serves and values your input.  The purpose of this engagement is to seek feedback on the DRAFT Metro South Health Maternity and Neonatal Health Service Plan to ensure that our health services meet the current and future needs of our population.

The Plan is provided as a draft for consultation and does not represent Metro South Health policy at this time.  The actions in this plan are draft only and subject to funding commitment by the Queensland Government, Metro South Health and identified partners.

A general summary of how your feedback has been used will be provided under the 'We asked, You said, We did' section of the Consultation Hub at the completion of this engagement process.

Click here to download the full version of the DRAFT Metro South Health Maternity and Neonatal Health Service Plan. Please read Plan before completing the survey.

Areas

  • Logan and Beaudesert Hospital catchments
  • Redland Hospital catchments

Audiences

  • Families
  • General Public
  • CALD Community Organisations
  • ATSI Organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • General Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Medical Specialists

Interests

  • Continuity of Care