Women's Health and Newborn Annual Report

The Women's Health and Newborn Annual Report has evolved this year from the Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP) Annual Report produced over the previous four years as part of the Ministry of Health (MoH) requirements.  As in the past, this report describes practice, projects and achievements which reflect the recommendations from the National Maternity Monitoring Group (NMMG) and the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC).

While we have had considerable focus on increasingly early engagement over the past four years, the recently announced Better Public Service (BPS) target will support further efforts in this area.  The activity described in the report also aligns with the Counties Manukau Health Maaori Action Health Plan and the New Zealand Maternity Standards.

This report has broadened its scope from maternity quality to safety to include a wider focus on all care provided for women and their whaanau by Women's Health, including new gynaecology section.  We continue to strengthen our effort on actions that will improve the health of Counties Manukau women by identifying and acting on opportunities to achieve better outcomes that meet their needs.

Maternity Quality and Safety Programme (MQSP)