As the regional maternity crisis continues to roll out across the country, Queensland Health bureaucrats are attempting to address the high-profile maternity bypass at Gladstone Hospital by enabling ‘No Risk Births’ to take place there. Superficially, this may appear to be good news for the expectant mothers of the Gladstone district. However, NASOG has aContinue reading “No Risk Births?”
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Canberra. We Have A Problem.
Since I became NASOG President in 2019, I have used the word ‘Crisis’ in relation to obstetric services in almost every article, interview and meeting I have been involved in. This is not an overstatement and far from being sensationalist, the situation is worsening and demands our attention if we are to safeguard obstetric servicesContinue reading “Canberra. We Have A Problem.”
Keeping the Pressure On!
Since 2019, NASOG has been warning State and Federal Governments that without support to increase the use of private obstetrics, public obstetric units would start to collapse. Today we are reading a new story in the media almost daily about another hospital somewhere in the country (usually regional areas) that is closing its maternity unit.Continue reading “Keeping the Pressure On!”
Collaborating for Safe and Happy Births
A disturbing story appeared in the Courier Mail on Sunday 29 May 2022. Entitled Doctors slammed for ‘sticky beaking’ into births, it suggested that the human rights of birthing mothers in Queensland public hospitals were being breached by obstetricians entering the room and speaking with the labouring women. At a time when public maternity unitsContinue reading “Collaborating for Safe and Happy Births”
New Government. New Opportunities.
The Federal Election is now only 24 hours away and a close result is anticipated. The neglect by all parties of healthcare overall, but women’s health particularly, throughout the election campaign is utterly disappointing. NASOG has been regularly forwarding information about the maternity crisis in Australia and our proposed solutions to candidates from all sidesContinue reading “New Government. New Opportunities.”
More C Sections in Private Obstetric Care – But What’s the Full Story?
On 14 March 2022, The Conversation published a story titled More c-sections in private obstetric care The article references a study which showed an increased likelihood for an unplanned caesarean birth in a private hospital setting. NASOG President, A/Prof Gino Pecoraro commented on the article on Twitter and in a response to Medical Republic. ArticlesContinue reading “More C Sections in Private Obstetric Care – But What’s the Full Story?”
We’re All in This Together
The week of 6-11 September was Women’s Health Week, a nation-wide campaign centred on improving women’s health and helping them to make healthier choices across all aspects of their lives. Women’s Health Week attracts the support of organisations, high profile ambassadors, businesses, community, sporting and media groups across the country and draws attention to allContinue reading “We’re All in This Together”