There is a strong link between access to antenatal care and the health outcomes for mothers and their babies. However, health outcomes for some Logan children are significantly worse than the state average.
There are many reasons why some women do not currently access these services, including lack of transport, and cultural and social issues.
It is important that all Queensland children get the best start to life.The Queensland Government has committed a $2M annual investment into community-based midwifery care as part of the Logan Community Health Action Plan 2017.
How the model was developed
Logan Together is a whole of community effort to improve outcomes for children aged 0-8 years. One of the major themes of Logan Together is to improve the support options for Logan mums and babies during pregnancy.
The new community-based midwifery hubs were co-designed with Logan women as part of community-wide consultations conducted by Logan Together, under a collective impact model. Metro South Health will now implement the model with advice from the Logan Community and Maternity Child Health Oversight committee.
Metro South Health thanks our partners for sharing their time and expertise in making the Maternity Hubs a reality. Find out more about our partners here.