The Maternity Connect Program (MCP) is a Department of Health and Humans Services initiative (DHHS) to support public Rural Maternity Services and their workforce to meet their maternity population care needs. This program focuses on supporting midwives and nurses working in maternity services to develop and maintain their skills and competence through a clinical exposure placement.
Western Health is operating the program on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services. The MCP is funded until June 2021, and its success is contingent on the demand for the program and its outcomes.
The Women’s Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP) is a state-wide clinical education program, delivering multidisciplinary education onsite in Victorian maternity services.
MSEP workshops are tailored to meet individual service needs, assisting clinicians to provide woman centered, high quality, evidence based and culturally safe care.
Our programs are accredited with the following professional colleges:
In 2019 the Maternity Connect Program (MCP) and Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP) will collaborate to support clinical education needs for rural and regional midwives. The joint initiative assists rural health services, who have engaged in education programs provided by MSEP, in particular the Maternity Update Program.
Maternity Update is a one-day program facilitated by midwifery educators from MSEP in conjunction with expert speakers from The Royal Women’s Hospital. The program covers a range of topics across the entire pregnancy, birth and postnatal continuum. The program also provides updates on the latest information, research, policies and guidelines influencing clinical care across the maternity continuum. Program content has been developed in accordance with latest evidence and in line with the policies, procedures and guidelines of The Royal Women’s Hospital.
The aim of the partnership is for MCP to support and facilitate a clinical exposure placement for midwives to consolidate their knowledge base after completing the Maternity Update Program. This will ideally occur within six months of completion of the program.
Please click on this link below to find more information on what the Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP) can provide for your health service.
Kylie MartinActing MCP Project ManagerTel: 03 8395 8158Mob: 0402 963 671Email: [email protected]Email: [email protected]
Lil PowellMCP Admin SupportTel: 03 8395 8153Email: [email protected]
Adriana ManevskiMCP Admin SupportTel: 03 8395 8153Email: [email protected]
Sandy Schutte Director of Education & Learning
Michelle Noronha Associate Director of Education & Learning
Suellen Bruce Executive Director People, Culture & Communication