ACT Legislative Assembly


Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT

The Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services invites submissions to its Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT.

Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by close of business on Thursday, 31 January 2019 (extended from Friday, 07 December 2018).

The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.

Submissions should be forwarded to:

  • The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.
  • Email: LACommitteeHACS@parliament.act.gov.au

Preparing a submission:

  • Submissions may be the form of a letter, a short document or a more substantial paper.
  • While submissions do not have to address all the terms of reference for an inquiry, they must be relevant to the terms of reference, in whole or in part.
  • Submissions can also identify desired actions or recommendations for the committee's consideration.

Further information on how to lodge a submission is available at: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved

The Committee intends to hold public hearing in the New Year to assist the Inquiry. Please indicate in your written submission if you would like to appear before the Committee. Please be aware that the final witness selection rests with the Committee.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 0136 or by email at: LACommitteeHACS@parliament.act.gov.au.

Terms of Reference

The Committee resolves to inquire into and report on the operation of maternity services across the ACT, with particular reference to:

  1. Models of care for all maternity services offered at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC) and Calvary Public Hospital (CPH), including, but not limited to, the Birth Centre, the Canberra Midwifery Program, and the Home Birth Trial and whether there are any gaps in care;
  2. Provision of private maternity services including centre and non-centre services;
  3. Management of  patient flow, including, but not limited to, wait lists, booking services, and capacity constraints;
  4. Management of patient birthing preferences, including, but not limited to, professional advice offered to patients, and the practices associated with birthing emergencies;
  5. Interaction between the CHWC and CPH with other service areas, including, but not limited to, emergency departments, and operating theatres;
  6. The efficiency and efficacy of maternity services;
  7. The impact on maternity services on regional participants;
  8. Patient satisfaction with the services;
  9. The impact on staff including, but not limited to, rostering policies and practices, staff-to-patient ratios, optimum staffing levels, and skills mix;
  10. The impact of technological advances and innovations;
  11. Relevant experiences and learnings from other jurisdictions; and
  12. Any related matters.
DescriptionPDFWord
Terms of Reference PDF (87.4 KB) Word (188.5 KB)
DescriptionPDFWord
Submission 01 - Individual Submission PDF (152.5 KB)
Submission 02 - N. O'Conner PDF (221.2 KB)
Submission 03 - Individual Submission PDF (276.5 KB)
Submission 04 - Centre of Perinatal Excellence PDF (300.5 KB)
Submission 05 - Individual Submission PDF (197.1 KB)
Submission 06 - ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Women PDF (689.8 KB)
Submission 07 - Individual Submission PDF (265.3 KB)
Submission 08 - ACT Government PDF (3.8 MB)
Submission 09 - T. Mitchell PDF (266.5 KB)
Submission 11- K. Uddin PDF (307.1 KB)
Submission 12 - Individual Submission PDF (160.5 KB)
Submission 13 - Individual Submission PDF (506.6 KB)
Submission 14 - J. Garvan PDF (693.6 KB)
Submission 14A - J. Garvan - Attachment A PDF (437.5 KB)
Submission 15 - Individual Submission PDF (160.7 KB)
Submission 16 - Australian College of Midwives ACT Branch PDF (399.5 KB)
Submission 17 - G. Smyth PDF (151.8 KB)
Submission 18 - Women with Disabilities ACT PDF (560.4 KB)
Submission 19 - UNSW Public Service Research Group PDF (445.1 KB)
Submission 20 - Individual Submission PDF (172.4 KB)
Submission 21 - Individual Submission PDF (133.6 KB)
Submission 22 - Red Nose Australia PDF (567.5 KB)
Submission 23 - Safe Motherhood for All PDF (1.7 MB)
Submission 23A - Safe Motherhood for All PDF (703.2 KB)
Submission 24 - Maternity Services PDF (873.9 KB)
Submission 24A-F - Maternity Services - Attachments A - F PDF (1.4 MB)
Submission 25 - S. Moloney PDF (422.1 KB)
Submission 26 - Australian Breastfeeding Association PDF (521.0 KB)
Submission 27 - Primary Home Birth Midwives - Centenary Hospital for Women and Children PDF (188.2 KB)
Submission 28 - PANDSI PDF (273.0 KB)
Submission 29 - C. Jamieson PDF (431.4 KB)
Submission 30 - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation PDF (326.0 KB)
Submission 31 - Not For Publication PDF (204.4 KB)
Submission 32 - Individual Submission PDF (297.5 KB)
Submission 33 - J. Campton PDF (720.7 KB)
Submission 34 - Health Care Consumers Association PDF (588.4 KB)
Submission 35 - Women's Centre for Health Matters PDF (487.2 KB)
Submission 36 - ACT Human Rights Commission PDF (629.9 KB)
Submission 37 - Not For Publication PDF (208.5 KB)
DescriptionPDFWord
2018 11 28 Media Release - Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT - Extension for submissions PDF (246.6 KB) Word (173.1 KB)
Media Release - Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT - Announcement and Call for Submissions PDF (103.5 KB) Word (205.0 KB)

Calendar

 Sitting day
 Committee hearing
 Other events

Other formats: HTML PDF iCal

Subscribe to the calendar RSS feed RSS Icon

Social media

Site Map | Copyright and Disclaimer Notice | Privacy Policy
Page last updated on 18 February 2019
2015 Legislative Assembly for the ACT