06 March 2017

Experiences of maternity care in NSW public hospitals

Experiences of maternity care in NSW public hospitals: January to December 2015 has been released by the Bureau of Health Information this month.

It shows that most women giving birth in 2015 in a NSW public hospital had a good experience, with 79% saying they would speak highly about the hospital where they had their baby. 80% of these women felt that their length of stay was about right, but 13% felt it was "too short". Most felt that they had received adequate information and were engaged in decisions about their care. There was variation across LHDs about time waiting to be seen at antenatal appointments and cleanliness of toilets and bathrooms (MNCLHD scored highly on cleanliness and hygiene).

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