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Maternity Improvement Group Workshop - Maternal obesity and improving the management of women with gestational diabetes mellitus - May 5&6


Thursday, 5 May 2016 - Friday, 6 May 2016

Meeting Code

Novotel Sydney Central
169 - 179 Thomas Street

Would you like more information?
Christine Cunningham +61 438 980 839 or Gail Prileszky +64 210 72 1869
[email protected]

The theme for the 2016 workshop is ‘Maternal obesity and improving the management of women with gestational diabetes mellitus’. By learning about screening, surveillance and vigilance, the risks associated with maternal obesity can be better managed.  More information click here

Health Roundtable reports show that on average across all members one in ten women who deliver in hospital are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, varying from 3 % to 23% across members. 



Agenda - Maternity Services Improvement Group HRT1607

5th and 6th May, 2016

Novotel Sydney Central

169-179 Thomas St, Sydney, NSW


7.15 – 7.30 am

Registration for Optional Masterclass – Health Roundtable data

7.30 – 8.45 am

Breakfast Meeting – Optional Masterclass – Health Roundtable data

(All first time attendees and those interested in understanding how Health Roundtable bench-marking data is compiled, and how it can be used, are strongly encouraged to attend this session).

8.30 – 9.00 am

Registration for Maternity Services Improvement Group – those not attending the Masterclass (Arrival tea and coffee)

9.00 – 9.30 am

Welcome and introductions

9.30 – 10.30 am

Set the Stage – First working session – Identifying the critical issues for maternity services - the new maternity reports

Presented by HRT staff: the new reports - why we need them, what they show, plans for the future etc. Team discussion and feedback

10.30 – 11.00 am

Morning tea

11.00 – 11.45 am

Setting the Stage – Identifying and/or developing the burning platform issue that necessitates change for improving the care of women who are obese and those with gestational diabetes – A/Prof Glyn Teale, Clinical Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, Western Health, Vic.

Glyn is a key researcher and contributor to the understanding of the impact of maternal obesity on the outcome of pregnancy and birth for mothers and babies.  He will be talking about these challenges and his approach to minimising the risks of obesity and GDM in a busy public health setting.

11.45 – 12.45 pm

Setting the Stage – Second working session - the burning platform

Key insights from comparative data presented by HRT staff.  Team discussions:

·       What has been identified from this morning’s presentations?

·       What is the burning issue(s) for my hospital/network/DHB?

12.45 – 13.30 pm


13.30 – 15.00 pm

Decide what to do – Third working session – Goals, Innovations and Market Place

·       SMART Goals and review of Aim statements

·       Innovations poster session – sharing and learning from improvements made by other member health services

·       “Share and steal marketplace” – checking out policies and procedures from our counterparts

15.00 – 15.30 pm

Afternoon tea

15.30 – 16.45 pm

Decide what to do – Fourth working session - Deciding how transformational change can occur and developing a clear vision of the change activities that are needed

·       “Share and steal marketplace” continues

·       Top 3 poster presentations – overcoming challenges and barriers

·       Health service team action planning

16.45 pm

Meeting ends for Day One

6.00 pm

Meet in foyer for leisurely walk to restaurant

6.30 pm

Group dinner (Optional) – Café Del Mar, Cockle Bay Wharf (1.3 km ≈ 17 min)



8.15 – 9.00 am

Registration for participants who did not attend on Day One

Arrival tea and coffee

9.00 – 9.15 am

Recap of Day One

9.15 – 10.00 am

Make it happen – Fifth working session – the innovation “space”

·       Key innovations from Health Roundtable – Australian meetings

·       New Zealand – highlights, innovations and perspective

10.00 – 10.30 am

Morning tea

10.30 – 12.00 pm

Make it happen – Sixth working session – turning issues into action

Small group discussion with other participants on how to:

·       Communicate for understanding and buy-in

·       Empower others to act

·       Produce short term wins

12.00 – 13.00 pm


13.00 – 14.45 pm

Make it happen – Seventh working session – Don’t let up, create a new culture

A gallery walk of A3 action plans will start this session, followed by teams working on and refining their Aim statements and action plans.

14.45 – 15.00 pm

2017 and closing comments

Suggestions for 2017  and final comments from Health Roundtable General Manager – John Menzies

15.00 pm

Meeting concludes



HRT1607 Premeeting document

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Hotel Rate

Novotel Sydney Central

169-179 Thomas St, Sydney NSW 2000

$239.00 Room only, $20 Breakfast for a standard queen room

 To book Tel: 02 9281 6888 Ref: CHAP0516

 Bookings are subject to availability 30 days prior to first arrival. Bookings made within 30 days will be offered best available rate. Any cancellations made within 7 days prior to arrival will be charged in full.