Friday, November 7, 2008

Maternity Services Review

The date for submissions to the Maternity Services Review Discussion Paper has now past. I received the email below today to say my submission has been accepted. I now am waiting excitedly with the hope that real changes are going to occur such as midwives receiving Medicare rebates, professional indemnity insurance and that we'll have the ability order diagnostic tests and have prescribing rights.

Dear Jane

Thank you for your submission in response to the Maternity Services Review Discussion Paper, “Improving Maternity Services in Australia: A Discussion Paper from the Australian Government”.

Your submission, along with all other submissions and information, research and expertise assembled from other sources will be used by the Department of Health and Ageing in the development of a report to the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon, MP.

Thank you again for your contribution to this important process.

Yours sincerely

Rosemary Bryant

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer