Women's Health provides maternity, obstetric and gynaecology services to the women in the Waikato District Health Board area and is the tertiary service provider for the Midland region.
We recognise the importance of working in close partnership with all health professionals locally and regionally with the aim of improving the joint care we deliver to patients.
This webpage is the information point for health professionals to keep updated on what is happening in Women's Health in the Waikato.
Decision document, proposal to implement an Associate Charge Midwife Manager's role
In June 2013, we consulted on the proposal to implement an Associate Charge Midwife Manager position in Delivery Suite and Women's Assessment.
The proposal responded to one of a series of recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer (October 2012) which included "appoint a clinical shift coordinator per shift, within the delivery suite environment."
Funding for this new, additional resource was secured following approval of a business case. Read more about the decision.
Report to the Chief Operating Officer on the status of Waikato DHB Women’s Health
The Review took place in August 2012 and a report was delivered to the Chief Operating Officer in October 2012 by Dr John Tait, Laura Aileone and Dr Chris Hendry.
The reviewers were on site for three days and spoke to many staff and reviewed requested documentation, reports and data which cumulated into "Status of Waikato DHB Women's Health report.
Putting Women's Health First Project Board
The project board is the forum to drive and enable a catalyst for changes and improvements in Women's Health secondary/tertiary care services.
Midwifery Collaborative Meeting
The Midwifery collaborative meetings take place quarterly and are open to LMC midwifes, DHB midwives and midwifes working in education and research.
The purpose of the meetings are to discuss local issues, be informed and updated about changes and initiatives, it’s a place to give feedback and focus on areas of quality improvement.
Attendance at the meeting attracts professional activity points. The Midwifery Newsletter follows each collaborative meeting and is distributed to all midwives working in the DHB area.
Maternity Quality and Safety Programme
The purpose of this programme is to improve measure and monitor quality and safety of maternity services across the Waikato.
This is achieved collaboratively across the sector with all involved in maternity services including consumers of services.
Read patient compliments about their experiences and the service they have received.
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