The program assists maternity teams to maintain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to manage clinical situations in line with their maternity service's capability level.
The MCP will enable health service managers to identify and forward plan learning and development opportunities for their midwives which occurs at a time that suits both the local service and the midwife.
Health service managers are able to select from a range of experiences depending on the need of the health service and the midwife going through the program. For example, experiences and learning's may include Antenatal, Fetal monitoring, Midwifery Assessment Centre, Postnatal and Domiciliary.
Wages, accommodation and some travel expenses are incurred by MCP for the duration of the placement.
Maternity Connect are able to provide assistance to assess and prioritise the learning need for a specific service, negotiate a relevant placement for a midwife, define the learning objectives and evaluate the impact of the placement on the rural midwifery team. Western Health have developed the necessary Human Resources agreements.
In order to support your midwives and to assist with forward planning please utilise our placement availability calendars.
Metro Availability Calendars
Regional Availability Calendars
Metro Hosting Health Services
Western Health Sunshine
The Royal Women's
Monash Health (Clayton)
Monash Health (Casey)
Monash Health (Dandenong)
Eastern Health (Box Hill)
Eastern Health (Angliss)
Regional Hosting Health Services
Barwon South Western
South West Healthcare
Western District Health Service
Colac Area Health
Terang & Mortlake Health Service
South West Healthcare (Camperdown)
Portland District Hospital
Lorne Community Hospital
Timboon & District Healthcare Service
Ballarat Health Services
Wimmera Base Hospital (Horsham)
Djerriwarrh Health Service (Bacchus Marsh)
East Grampians Health Service (Ararat)
Stawell Regional Health
East Wimmera Health Service (St Arnaud)
East Wimmera Health Service (Nhill & Rainbow)
Rural Northwest Health (Warracknabeal)
Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital
Bendigo Health Care Group
Mildura Base Hospital
Echuca Regional Health
Kyneton District Health
Maryborough District Health Service
Swan Hill District Health
Kerang District Health
Cohuna District Health
Kyabram District Health Service
Robinvale District Health Service
Goulburn Valley Health (Shepparton)
Albury Wodonga Health (Wodonga)
Northeast Health Wangaratta
Kilmore & District Hospital
Mansfield District Hospital
Cobram District Health
Numurkah District Health Service
Latrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon)
Central Gippsland Health Service (Sale)
West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Warragul)
Bairnsdale Region Health Service
Bass Coast Health
Gippsland Southern Health Service (Leongatha)
Orbost Regional Health
South Gippsland Hospital (Foster)
Post Placement Surveys
Evaluation surveys are used to ensure both midwives and health service providers meet clinical learning objectives.
A survey will be completed one month post placement as well as six months post placement. Please find the links below.