Peninsula Health Plays a Pivotal Role In Preterm Birth Prevention

Peninsula Health is proud to announce its recognition at Parliament House in Canberra for its exceptional efforts in reducing the country’s rate of preterm births.

As one of the 60 healthcare services nationwide participating in the National Pre-term Birth Collaborative, Peninsula Health’s Chief Operating Officer, Helen Cooper, and our dedicated maternity services team had the honour of attending Parliament House on Tuesday 19 March.

They participated in discussions and celebrations surrounding the preliminary data, which demonstrates a promising decrease in near-term births (37-38 weeks’ gestation).

“This recognition underscores the dedication and hard work of our staff who have tirelessly addressed the challenges associated with preterm births,” says Helen Cooper, Chief Operating Officer at Peninsula Health.

“Their innovative approaches, collaborative efforts, and evidence-based practices have significantly impacted the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.”

Acknowledgment at Parliament House not only celebrates Peninsula Health’s achievements but also highlights the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing healthcare challenges nationally. It serves as a testament to what can be accomplished when healthcare providers, policymakers, and communities work together towards a common goal.

Congratulations to Peninsula Health’s maternity services team for this well-deserved recognition. We look forward to continued success in their endeavours to enhance maternal and infant health across the country.