Mercy Hospital for Women Shared Maternity Care

  • Shared Maternity Care is a model of care in which a woman is cared for by hospital staff and community based Shared Maternity Care Affiliates; a general practitioner (GP), obstetrician or community based midwife throughout her pregnancy.

    The baby’s birth and immediate postnatal care are managed by the hospital. Shared Maternity Care aims to provide a high quality community based, holistic, safe and culturally appropriate model of care for women.

  • Reaccreditation for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates: 2017-2019  

    GP and Obstetrician Shared Maternity Care Affiliates with Mercy Hospital for Women, the Women's Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Northern Hospital are required to complete reaccreditation for the 2017-2019 triennium by 31st December 2016.

    Reaccreditation applications will be provided to affiliates in the latter half of 2016.

    Requirements to be re-accredited as a SMCA GP for 2017-2019 are:
      - Medical Registration and Medical Indemnity Insurance; 
      - Ten pregnancy related QI&CPD points or Attendance at 2014, 2015 or 2016 annual half day Shared Maternity Care Workshop or  
        Clinical attachment at one of the hospitals (limited capacity);
      - Practice accreditation; and, 
      - Agreement to undertakings.

  • For all queries, feel free to contact the GP Liaison Units at any of the four hospital sites.

     

    Shared Maternity Care - Schedule of visits  

  • Download the Shared Maternity Care - Schedule of Visits card incorporating changes to maternity care introduced at Mercy Hospital for Women.

    Outpatient Maternity Booking Visit Checklist 

    Guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates  

  • The Guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates (SMCAs) provide SMCAs with concise, up-to-date guidelines on the provision of Shared Maternity Care at Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women's Hospital, Northern Health and Sunshine Hospital. They include information on antenatal care and hospital and community supports for women and health care providers.

    Guidelines for Share​d Maternity Care Affiliates and the Guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates – Resource Library were developed by the Shared Maternity Care Collaborative (GP Liaison Units at Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women's Hospital, Northern Health and Sunshine Hospital ) in association with SMCAs , the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and General Practice Victoria.                     

  • At these hospitals, Shared Maternity Care is a major model of care in which a woman is cared for by both hospital staff and a community-based credentialed GP or Midwife. The woman attends the hospital for the birth and her immediate postnatal care. Shared Maternity Care aims to provide a community-based, holistic, safe and culturally appropriate model of care for women, which offers continuity and convenience 

    Application form for Accreditation of Shared Maternity Care Affiliates  

  • GPs and Obstetricians wishing to apply for accreditation as a Shared Maternity Care Affiliate for 2017-2019 – Download the application form.                     
    Successful applicants will be accredited as Shared Maternity Care Affiliates at Mercy Hospital for Women, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and The Northern Hospital.

    Victorian Maternity Record (VMR)  

  • The Victorian Maternity Record (VMR) is a standard hand held pregnancy record that is being adopted across Victoria. Download information on the Victorian Maternity Record at Mercy Hospital for Women.

    The Victorian Maternity Record (VMR) is a standard hand held pregnancy record that is being adopted across Victoria. Download information on the at Mercy Hospital for Women.

     

  • Click here to view Shared Care Affiliates list.  

    Website Resources   

    Guidelines for Shared Maternity Care Affiliates – Resource Library 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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