At present, there are a large number of women with low risk pregnancies who choose routine midwifery care through Gold Coast Health. With the escalating risk of COVID-19, the hospital health service would like to move these women out of the hospital system into community based-care.
To be clear, pregnant women who are already undertaking shared care with their existing GPs will continue this arrangement.
What we are planning for, is women who are not able to nominate a GP they can continue their pregnancy care with OR are unable to be looked after within community midwifery clinics.
We hope to hear from GPs who have the capacity and confidence to care for these women in accordance with existing antenatal shared care guidelines. GPs would:
If you are able to assist please contact:
If possible, please include any supporting qualifications to your expression of interest e.g. DRANZCOG, Dip Obs.
Thank you for being part of the health care solution for the Gold Coast in this difficult time.
Dr Ka-Kiu Cheung
GP with Special Interest (Obstetrics and Developmental Paediatrics)
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