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Our District Our Maternity Workforce CM Health’s aim is for maternity care to be planned around the needs of women and their whaanau/families. Health professionals will work in a connected and co-ordinated way to ensure needs are met so that women and their whaanau/ families have positive experiences and confidence in our maternity system. The workforce in the Counties Manukau area is made up of doctors, midwives, nurses, allied health and support staff. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology service operates across the community with services at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau Health Park and runs consultant clinics in localities including Otara, and Papakura and Pukekohe Primary Birthing Units. A senior medical officer is on site, at Middlemore Hospital, 24 hours per day seven days per week and available to self-employed LMC midwives, GP and community midwives for consultation. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology service is staffed by 18.3 full time equivalents (FTE) of senior medical officers, four fellows, 16 registrars, and eight senior house officers. Midwives and nurses are part of this dedicated team including clinical nurse specialists (who operate the Early Pregnancy Clinic and an onsite Contraception service, via the maternity floor) and clinical midwife specialists. There were 261 midwives who identified Counties Manukau as their first work area in the 2014 9 https://www.midwiferycouncil.health.nz/workforce-data/

18 Midwifery Council of New Zealand workforce survey.9 This is 8.8% of 2971, the total number of midwives nationally with an Annual Practicing Certificate (APC). The average age is 46.6 years compared with 47.3years nationally. The percentage of midwives in CM Health who give New Zealand Maaori as their first, second, or third ethnicity is 10.3% compared with 9.0% nationally. The percentage for Pacifica midwives is 4.6% for CM Health compared with 2.1% nationally. The CM Health long term workforce strategy has focused on providing future workforce stability through increasing the local midwifery workforce to match the demographics of the Counties area. Strategies have included scholarships and mentoring programmes supported previously by the South Auckland Health Foundation and now by The Tindall Foundation, Pu Ora Matatini Maaori Midwifery and

CM Health Pacific Unit, Pacific Midwifery Student Scholarships. Pu Ora Matatini Maaori Midwifery Scholarship Programme Since 2010, CM Health has worked on a wraparound student support scholarship in partnership with Te Kupenga (and then Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa when they amalgamated), and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The aim was to support and grow Counties’ Maaori midwifery workforce. This has been made possible due to the support from the Tindall Foundation. Seven Maaori midwives have completed their training. Of these four are employed by CM Health and three work as self-employed LMC midwives in our area. The completion rate of Maaori students at AUT School of Midwifery is now equivalent to other students.

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...

2014 2015 maternity quality and safety programme  

This Annual Report (2014-2015) covers the continued progress and initiatives undertaken over the last 12 months as part of the Maternity Qua...