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Quality at CM Health understand their preferred location for a termination. Currently terminations are provided as a regional service in Greenlane which necessitates two visits and significant time and cost associated with travelling. Two-thirds of women surveyed stated their preference would be for termination services to be provided locally. o Exploring local options for terminations. • Dedicated sexual health and contraception nurse working on the postnatal wards and now extending to the primary units.

Influenza Vaccination Ensuring pregnant women receive Influenza vaccination is important to protect both themselves and their baby/babies. The MoH funds free influenza vaccination for pregnant women. It is also important that staff are immunised to

60 ensure they do not pass the virus onto women. At the outpatient facility Manukau Health Park vaccinations were offered to patients and staff and provided by authorised vaccinators for one week in May. Women attending CM Health Obstetric clinics were encouraged to have vaccinations while attending their appointment with their midwife or obstetrician. We also worked alongside employed midwives and self-employed LMC midwives to develop a process to start a conversation about influenza vaccines. Using the materials developed for pregnant women by the National Influenza Specialist Group stickers stating ‘LMC/Midwife Referral to Family Doctor’ were produced and provided to all CM Health midwives so they could be placed on the pamphlets as a helpful prompt. It was intended that this process would increase coverage for pregnant women. Flu kits were sourced for both employed and

Referral sticker on MoH vaccine pamphlet and Influenza peer vaccinator

self-employed LMC midwives as many were not provided with flu kits from NISG mail out. All pamphlets and information were made available at the Access Holders meetings and information on how to access further resources was made available on the Maternity Monthly eUpdate to ensure as wide a distribution as possible. CM Health had an advanced communications plan and used a variety of visual display’s to promote the flu message ‘Don’t get it, Don’t give it, Get immunised.’ Internally CM Health recruited a peer vaccinator work force of 60 nurses supported by Occupational Health staff who had met requirements to be authorised vaccinators. A coffee voucher was made available to all staff that had a flu vaccination. CM Health also extended vaccination services to self-employed LMC midwives, students and contractors on site. As of 11 June 2015, the uptake of the influenza vaccine by DHB employed midwives was 42%

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...