REPORT ON INQUIRY INTO MATERNITY SERVICES IN THE ACT
Standing Committee On Health, Ageing And Community Services
The opening statement to the report is:
I think we have tripped into a space where we deliver services that meet the needs of the services rather than putting the woman in the centre and asking what is right, what does the woman need and what does the woman want. Mostly people want what is best for them.
Ms Mary Kirk (Mary is SMFA Board member and The Public Officer).
We welcome the reports findings and recommendation most especially Recommendation 51
The Committee recommends that the ACT Government ensure that the planning, design and delivery of maternity services and models of care adopt and uphold the 10 principles outlined in the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council’s Respectful Maternity Care Charter: Universal Rights of Mothers and Newborns.
The full report can be found at: