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Maternity - Towards Normal Birth in NSW

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2010_045

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity
Clinical/ Patient Services - Baby and child
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery
Personnel/Workforce - Learning and Development

Summary
This policy provides direction to NSW maternity services regarding actions to increase the vaginal birth rate in NSW and decrease the caesarean section operation rate; to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to support women and to ensure that midwives and doctors have the knowledge and skills necessary to implement this policy.

Date of Publication: 29 June 2010

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: NSW Kids and Families

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Public Hospitals

Audience: Maternity services, Aboriginal Maternity Infant Health Services, child & family health services

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Health Associations Unions, Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 29 June 2015

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 09/638-3

Status: Active

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