In recent years, fewer Australian mothers have been giving birth in the private system. This is obviously having a significant impact on the work of many NASOG members and is a priority area for our work.
Since mid February 2020, NASOG and a number of other stakeholders have been working with the Federal Department of Health on improving the rates of use of private obstetrics.
In the months since, the Department has developed a Discussion Paper which outlines their impression of current situations, provides an outline of relevant data, and raises some options moving forward.
For the information of Members, NASOG’s response to the Discussion Paper is linked below.