Project status: Open

How to have YourSay:

We want feedback from Canberra women about a new way to access public maternity services in Canberra.

You can provide feedback by:

  • taking the online survey
  • sharing a short comment
  • writing a submission to Maternity Services, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, PO Box 5, ACT 2606.

We are looking at:

We’ve heard from new parents that it’s not always clear what to do when you first find out you’re having a baby. We want to make it easier for you to access Canberra's public maternity services and get personalised information earlier in your pregnancy.

We’ve consulted with new mums, mums-to-be, health practitioners, and community organisations about how to make it easier to learn about and access our public maternity services.

Feedback from these individuals and groups has helped to shape our proposed changes, which are explained by midwife, Jo, in the video and transcript.

Under the changes, you will be able to:

  • call one phone number to arrange your first appointment with a midwife
  • meet a midwife early to talk about public pregnancy and birthing options available in Canberra and your personal preferences and health care needs
  • receive local support before, during and after your pregnancy, so you get the best start to parenthood!

This survey is open to everyone, but we’re especially interested in hearing from mums and mums-to-be.

We will use your views to:

Help us work out the best way to give women more information about what pregnancy and birthing options are available, so you can get the care that best suits you.