Maternity pathways defined

New born baby boy resting in mothers arms.

Castlemaine women will be able to access locally-based maternity care via three distinct pathways under Castlemaine Health’s new collaborative model of care.
Castlemaine Health announced this week that its new model of care has been endorsed by the Castlemaine Health Executive
Board and the Castlemaine Maternity Service Governance Committee, which is comprised of members of the Castlemaine Health Board, staff members, consumers, Safer Care Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Foundation, Victorian Branch.
It affirms the clear choice of Castlemaine women and families to have locally-based services in their community where it is safe and appropriate.
The model will see midwives, doctors, allied health and support services working together to care for women, babies and families throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenting. It will also rely on strong relationships with Bendigo Health. See the Mail for more…

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.