Victoria has a well-established public perinatal service system that comprises maternity and newborn services, Aboriginal maternity services, screening programs and emergency transport for pregnant women and babies.
Victoria also supports a uniform maternity record to ensure continuity of care for pregnant women.
The Patient Review Panel hears applications relating to complex or sensitive applications for assisted reproductive treatment.
Maternity and newborn services
Acute maternity care in Victoria is provided at metropolitan, regional and rural hospitals, as well as emergency retrieval and referral services.
The Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 regulates assisted reproductive treatment in Victoria.
The neonatal ehandbook has been updated by the multidisciplinary committee. New topics have been added, (eg. Oxygen Saturation screening) and current topics are undergoing continuing review to ensure clinicians working in nurseries across Victoria have access to the latest evidence-based guidance wh...
Reviewed 20 December 2021