Have your say on perinatal care services

State Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell is inviting the community to have its say into the health, care and wellbeing of mothers and babies in Victoria during the perinatal period.

The Victorian Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee is investigating services that are available and needed to ensure Victorian mothers and babies receive appropriate care and attention during the vital period.

Under its terms of reference, the committee will be considering the adequacy of services for dealing with high risk and premature births.

It will also be examining access to and provision of an appropriately qualified workforce.

Mrs Britnell is a member of the committee and said this was an important investigation and will closely look at disparity in outcomes between rural, regional and metropolitan locations.

“I’d encourage people from the south-west to make a submission to the inquiry to ensure the committee hears a wide range of views from across the state,” she said.

Submissions can be made until Friday July 14, Information on how to make a submission and about the inquiry is available on the committee’s website: http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/fcdc/inquiries/inquiry/422


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