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Update on work with the maternity services sector

Information for midwives on the work the Ministry is undertaking in the maternity sector. This includes updates on the co-design process, midwifery funding and the mediation with New Zealand College of Midwives.

Child wellbeing remains a high priority for the Ministry of Health (the Ministry), and universal health services, including maternity services, play a critical role in supporting and improving outcomes for women, babies and children.

Collectively as a sector we are focused on ensuring that New Zealand women, babies and whānau receive high quality maternity care from midwives, doctors, district health boards (DHBs) and other health and social service providers.

Currently the Ministry is actively collaborating with many people involved in maternity services including women, pēpi, whānau, communities, and with the New Zealand College of Midwives in a number of areas.

June 2019 Update