Five year vision for maternity care in Wales

  • Welsh Government
  • 3 Jul 2019

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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The Welsh Government has published a '5 Year Vision for the Future' pertaining to maternity care in Wales.

The vision is designed to ensure that “Pregnancy and childbirth are a safe and positive experience, and parents are supported to give their child the best start in life.” The primary goal is to deliver family-centred care with the help of multi-professional teams within Health Boards reflecting a culture of research and development, continuous learning, best practice and innovation.

The five principles of maternity care outlined in the report are as follows:

  • Personalised care for women, collaboratively developed with them and representing their choices and health needs.
  • Safe and effective care, with reduced risk, intervention and variation wherever possible.
  • Continuity of carer during the entire maternity journey.
  • Care from multi-professional teams, with access to specialist services.
  • Highest-quality and sustainable maternity services.

Vaughan Gething, The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services, said: "Focussing our resources to improve maternity services is essential to support the healthy and happy families and communities of the future."

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