The Logan Maternity and Child Health Hubs are based on an innovative, best-practice model of care developed by the community, for the community.
The Hubs are an extension of existing services at Logan Hospital. A named midwife will support women throughout pregnancy and help them to build strong partnerships with their communities and established health services.
Joining other health professionals at the Hubs, the midwives will provide high quality healthcare that is responsive to, as well as sensitive and accepting of, cultural needs and preferences.
Transport, cultural and social issues can create barriers to accessing adequate antenatal care. The Hub sites were carefully selected with these barriers to access in mind, and in consultation with the local community.
All three locations have free on-site parking, are within walking distance of public transport, and have links with other healthcare and social support services.
The service aims to:
The Maternity Hubs are open to women who do not currently access maternity services, who live in the Logan Council area, and who are:
The eligibility of other women with individual circumstances who may require this service will be determined on a case by case basis by the woman and the hub midwives.
Three midwives have been recruited to work at each Hub, along with a Midwifery Unit Manager based at Logan Hospital. These midwives have a strong background in community-based maternity care and are passionate about providing appropriate antenatal care for women and their families.