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Public Obstetric Services


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:24 May 2006
Tabling date:30 Aug 2007
Deadline for submissions:21 Jul 2006
Date Ended:30 Aug 2007
Committee:Public Obstetric Services Select Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:
(1)That a Select Committee of four members is appointed, any three of whom constitute a quorum to inquire into and report on -

(a)the adequacy of the decision making process undertaken to determine that the provision of public obstetric services should be restricted in the metropolitan area to KEMH, the proposed Fiona Stanley Hospital and four peripheral hospitals, as outlined in the WA Health Clinical Services Framework 2005 - 2015 (September 2005), specifically the extent to which -

(i)the community was appropriately consulted;

(ii)the community views were incorporated into the decision making process;

(iii)the community received feedback about how their views were treated;

(iv)this determination had regard to evidence applicable to Western Australia in respect of service quality, service sustainability, risk management, cost benefit analysis, and consumer satisfaction; and

(b)the models of obstetric service being considered by the Government, including community based midwifery, and the extent to which -

(i)the community will be appropriately consulted;

(ii)the community views will be incorporated into the decision making process;

(iii)the community will receive feedback about how their views were treated;

(iv)this determination will have regard to evidence applicable to Western Australia in respect of service quality, service sustainability, risk management, cost benefit analysis, and consumer satisfaction.

(2)The Committee, and the proceedings of the Committee, are subject to Chapter XXII of Standing Orders and it is to be regarded for all purposes as a committee appointed under that Chapter.

(3)The Committee may present interim reports without a requirement for leave and is to report finally not later than 30 March 2007.


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
26 Jun 200611:00 AMDepartment of HealthDr Simon Towler
03 Jul 200611:00 AMConsultant GynaecologistDr Harry Cohen
07 Aug 200611:00 AMPrivate CitizenMs Prudence Ford
07 Aug 200612:15 PMHealth Consumers CouncilMs Maxine Drake and Margo Boetcher
18 Sep 200611:00 AMOffice of Citizens and CivicsDr Christina Gillgren
18 Sep 200611:45 AMOffice of Women's PolicyMs Gemma Unwin
30 Oct 200611:45 AMGP ObstetriciansDr Leon Levitt Dr Maria Kailis
30 Oct 200612:45 PMRoyal Australian College of General PractitionersDr Peter Maquire
13 Nov 200611:00 AMDepartment of HealthDr Simon Towler Ms Alison Maggs
20 Nov 200611:00 AMPrivate CitizenDr Tracy Reibel
27 Nov 200611:00 AMSanctuary Golf Resort 100 Old Coast Road Pelican Point, BunburyBirth Choices South West WA Inc. Bunbury Birth Choices Mothers Helping MothersSamantha Mansfield Helen Tarbotton
27 Nov 200601:00 PMSanctuary Golf Resort 100 Old Coast Road Pelican Point, BunburyBunbury Division of General PracticeDr Michael Comparti Dr Keith Howe
27 Nov 200602:00 PMSanctuary Golf Resort 100 Old Coast Road Pelican Point, BunburySouth West Health Service, Department of HealthDavid Naughton Jon Mulligan Kate Reynolds
27 Nov 200602:45 PMSanctuary Golf Resort 100 Old Coast Road Pelican Point, BunburySouth West Health Service, Department of HealthSylvia Miles Brenda Bradley
27 Nov 200603:30 PMSanctuary Golf Resort 100 Old Coast Road Pelican Point, BunburySouth West Health Service, Department of HealthSimone Perry Anne Flannery
27 Nov 200605:00 PM3/132 Spencer Street BunburySouth West GynaecologyDr Thomas Cottee Dr Dianne Mohen Dr Thomas Wilson Dr Ron Jewell
16 Apr 200711:00 AMEdith Cowan UniversityDr Maureen Harris
16 May 200712:00 PMPrivate CitizenMs Denise Hynd
30 Apr 200701:15 PMCommunity Midwifery WAAssociate Professor Bev Thiele Dr Carol Thorogood
30 Apr 200702:00 PMCutain UniversityAssociate Professor Jennifer Fenwick
14 May 200701:15 PMDepartment of HealthDr Simon Towler Ms Alison Maggs
Videos:
Tabling Comments:On 7 December 2007 the Legisaltive Council granted an extension of time to report from 30 March 2007 to 28 June 2007.
On 26 June 2007 the Legislative Council granted an extension of time to report from 28 June 2007 to 30 August 2007.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Dr Simon Towler (Executive Director, Health Policy and Clinical Reform, Department of Health) on 26 Jun 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Harry Cohen (Consultant Gynaecologist) on 3 Jul 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Maxine Drake (Advocate, Health Consumers' Council) Ms Margot Boetcher (Member, Health Consumers' Council) on 7 Aug 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Prudence Ford, Private Citizen on 7 Aug 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Gemma Unwin (Manager, Community Engagement, Office for Women's Policy) on 18 Sep 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Christina Gillgren (Executive Director, Office of Citizens and Civics) on 18 Sep 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Leon Levitt and Dr Maria Kailis (GP Obstetricians) on 30 Oct 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Peter Maguire (Chairman, WA Facility, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) on 30 Oct 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Simon Towler (Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Health Policy and Clinical Reform Division, Department of Health) and Ms Alison Maggs (Senior Development Officer, Health Policy and Clinical Reform Division, Department of Health) on 13 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Tracy Reibel (Private Citizen) on 20 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Jon Mulligan (Regional Medical Director, South West, WA Country Health Service, Department of Health), Mr David Naughton (Director, District Hospitals, MPS and Aged Care, WA Country Health Service, Department of Health), Mrs Kate Reynolds (Nurse Unit Manager, Bunbury Regional Hospital (Maternity and Paediatrics), WA Country Health Service, Department of Health) on 27 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Mrs Sylvia Miles, Nurse Unit Manager/Site Manager, Collie Health Service, Ms Anne-Maree Martino, Acting District Manager, Bridgetown District Hospital on 27 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Anna Flannery, Senior Community Nurse, Bunbury Community Health Centre, Ms Simone Perry, Program Manager, Health Service Development, WA Country Health Service on 27 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Dr Keith Howe (GP Obstetrician, Bunbury Division of General Practice), Dr Michael Comparti (GP Obstetrician, Bunbury Division of General Practice) on 27 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Kara-Jane Bennett (Spokesperson, Mothers Helping Mothers), Mrs Samantha Mansfield (Spokesperson, Busselton Birth Choices), Ms Helen Tarbotton (Spokesperson, Bunbury Birth Choices) on 27 Nov 2006
Evidence by.. Ms Denise Hynd (Private Citizen) on 16 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Maureen Harris (Associate Professor of Midwifery, Edith Cowan University) on 16 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Carolyn Thorogood (Member Board of Management, Community Midwifery WA), Associate Professor Beverly Thiele (Chair, Board of Management, Community Midwifery WA) on 30 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Jennifer Fenwick (Associate Professor of Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women) on 30 Apr 2007
Evidence by.. Dr Simon Towler (Executive Director, Health Policy and Clinical Reform, Department of Health), Ms Alison Maggs (Senior Development Officer, Health Policy and Clinical Reform, Department of Health) on 14 May 2007
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
Select Committee into Public Obstetric Services30 Aug 2007
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