Why Participate?

  • Learn how other organisations are providing safe maternity care

  • Track clinical and operational trends on key maternity indicators

  • Compare notes with peers on key issues and innovations in maternal care

  • Develop action plans to improve maternal and neonatal care


Select Optional Activity B5 on your subscription agreement and return by email to


$A5,000 (plus GST) for first facility in your network $A4,000 for each additional facility.
Individual delegate venue fees are billed separately.

Timeline and key dates for 2016

23 February 2018
Data submission deadline

 23 Feb 2018

Pre-meeting survey circulated

09 March 2018
Pre-meeting surveys returned

28 March  2018
Maternity data reports on website

10 April 2018
Briefing packages distributed to members

18 - 19 April 2018
Maternity Workshop - Brisbane

Maternity Services Improvement Group

Maternity Service Improvement Group

Annual two-day collaborative event
The Cascade of Intervention in Childbirth
18-19 April 2018,
Rydges Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane
Collaborative Event Code HRT1805

The aim of this group is to improve the provision of safe maternity care by sharing information on implementing innovative and effective practices. The group receives 6- monthly reports that contain both operational and clinical data and shares information through an annual workshop/collaborative event. This year, the subject is The Cascade of Intervention in Childbirth. 

The Iatrogenic onset of birth can lead to a cascade of interventions in childbirth for both the mother and child. The results of which may also increase the likelihood of intervention in subsequent births. However, conversely, intervention in childbirth has advanced to a point where it has enabled a significant reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality for those who require it. 

What is a safe level of intervention? How do we maintain safe levels? How can clinicians and consumers work towards maintaining a safe level of intervention in childbirth and does this start with expectations around the optimal time and process of birth?

Maternity Improvement group members demonstrate a wide variance in the Iatrogenic onset of birth rates. This and other related issues will be explored more fully at the collaborative event in April in Brisbane. 

The Maternity Improvement Group meeting is an excellent forum for discussion of how guidelines have impacted on interventions and outcomes for mothers. It is also a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field and share innovations from our membership.

We hope you can join us and share your wisdom as well as gaining new knowledge from your peers.

What do you need to do?
  • Designate a maternity liaison representative to act as a key contact with The Health Roundtable on maternity-related issues.
  • Review definitions and updated reports for questions, comments, or issues.
  • Report progress on current Aim Statements and improvement plans.
  • Organise a delegation to attend the annual workshop—up to four people.
  • Identify an improvement objective for implementation based on innovative ideas learnt at the workshop, and track progress.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
  • Produce reports extracting data from the inpatient episode collection, highlighting trends and differences in performance.
  • Work with key maternity contacts to organise the annual meeting and any special survey materials.
  • Invite expert speakers who can share innovative ideas on the key topic for the workshop.
  • Facilitate the annual meeting, and provide a summary report based on the discussions.
  • Provide phone and webcast support to all members to assist with data interpretation.

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