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Community Midwifery Service – Extended Program (Logan Hospital only)

Useful management information

Community Midwifery Service Extended Program provides support for vulnerable women and their babies from eight days to twenty-eight days after birth. The service is primarily for women who have birthed at Logan Hospital or Beaudesert Hospital, and reside in Logan Hospital catchment area. However, women and neonates who birth at other facilities are welcome to access the service at the discretion of the service and depending on capacity. Midwifery staff will liaise back with the primary GP for any ongoing management plans. 

Women and babies must be medically stable to be eligible for referral. Mainstream services should be the first referral point for additional support after birth of a baby (for example child health).

Minimum referral criteria (Does your patient meet the minimum criteria?)

Does your patient meet the minimum referral criteria?

Must reside in Logan Hospital catchment (within Logan City Council boundary) 

The service is primarily for women who have birthed at Logan Hospital or Beaudesert Hospital and reside in Logan Hospital catchment area. Women and neonates who birth at other facilities may access the service at the discretion of the service and depending on service capacity.

Women and babies must be medically stable to be eligible for referral.

Service available to women and/or neonates who require additional support, that they are unable to access via mainstream services. This support may include:

  • Complex feeding Support.
  • Psycho-social support.
  • Birth counselling/debriefing  
  • Jaundice reviews
  • Wound reviews
  • Newborn checks and weight review
  • Safe Relationship Education/Review

Out of Scope

  • Women being cared for under Midwifery Group Practice or Private Practice Midwife
  • Acutely unwell post-natal women and neonates. 
  • Women who do not meet safety risk screening criteria for home visits.
  • Out of Logan Hospital Home visiting catchment area

Standard referral information (To be included in all referrals)

Reason for request

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can't order, or the patient can't afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary

Relevant clinical information about the condition

  • Presenting symptoms (evolution and duration)
  • Physical findings
  • Details of previous treatment (including systemic and topical medications prescribed) including the course and outcome of the treatment
  • All conservative options that have been pursued unsuccessfully prior to referral
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Details of any associated medical conditions which may affect the condition or its treatment (e.g. diabetes, BMI), noting these must be stable and controlled prior to referral
  • Any special care requirements where relevant (e.g tracheostomy in place, oxygen required)
  • Current medications and dosages
  • Drug allergies
  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use
  • A comprehensive capture of information in relation to MSH Referral Criteria

Clinical modifiers

  • The presence of clinical modifiers may impact the categorisation of the patient.
  • Impact on employment
  • Impact on education
  • Impact on home
  • Impact on activities of daily living functioning – low/medium/high
  • Impact on ability to care for others
  • Impact on personal frailty or safety
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Patient's Demographic Details

  • Full name (including aliases)
  • Date and country of birth
  • Residential and postal address including whether patient resides at an aged care facility
  • Telephone contact number/s – home, mobile and alternative
  • Medicare number (where eligible)
  • Name of the parent or caregiver (if appropriate)
  • Name of delegate and contact details (Department of Corrective Services)
  • Preferred language and interpreter requirements
  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Any special needs, access requirements and/or disability relevant to the referral

Referring Practitioner Details

  • Full name
  • Full address
  • Contact details – telephone, fax, email
  • Provider number
  • Date of referral
  • Signature
  • Nominated general practitioner’s details (if known), if the nominated general practitioner is different from the referring practitioner

Other relevant information

  • Willingness to have surgery (where surgery is a likely intervention)
  • Choice to be treated as a public or private patient
  • Compensable status (e.g. DVA, Work Cover, Motor Vehicle Insurance, etc.)

 

Essential referral information for Community Midwifery Service – Extended Program (Logan Hospital only) referrals (Referral will be returned without this)

Date of birthing and relevant medical history of both Mother and Baby.
 

Additional referral information for Community Midwifery Service – Extended Program (Logan Hospital only) referrals

Nil.

Accessing the service

Referrals will be triaged within 24 hours of receipt. Referral can be made via the Central Referral Hub via standard referral pathways EG: STS, Fax or GPSR.

The Logan Hospital Community Midwifery Service can be contacted on 3089 2814 from 8am to 3pm seven days a week, or via email on cms_ep@health.qld.gov.au. The team are happy to assist General Practitioners with information on referral to the service or mainstream services that are available to families and provide ongoing collaborative care.

Clinic Locations Operates from the following facilities:

Building 2, Logan Hospital, Cnr Armstrong Road, Loganlea Road, Meadowbrook 4131

Out of catchment

Metro South Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary care or services that are not provided by their local Hospital and Health Service.  If your patient lives outside the Metro South Health area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.

Last updated 12 November 2021