New AMA Maternity Services Paper Released

Teresa LawsDr Rod says

One of the commonly asked questions surrounding pregnancy management is why use private care? The reasons are many and varied but a new paper released by the Queensland AMA in response to a report on maternity services at Rockhampton Base Hospital gives some very good answers.

The facts are there on the better outcomes for mother and baby in private hospitals under private care. And while this option isn’t always available to everyone this report has some key recommendations for improving care at public hospitals. It also reinforces why if private care is an option for you, you are very wise to choose it. A safe, happy healthy baby and mother are the most important outcomes – you can save on not buying top of the line prams, or putting off that renovation a little longer!

This is a valuable report that will hopefully prompt changes ensuring safer outcomes for all mothers and babies across the state.