ANSC July 2023 Update: St George and Sutherland hospitals
Meet the new ANSC Midwife
Ayumi Salim has taken over the role of ANSC midwife at St George Hospital. Ayumi is an experienced registered nurse and midwife who is passionate about excellence in maternity care. She has a background in haematology before becoming a midwife. She has worked in Wagga Wagga, NSW, in the Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS) where she practiced as a continuity of care midwife. She has a wealth of knowledge and enjoys working collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
We welcome Ayumi and are excited to increase the uptake of ANSC as a preferred model of care for low-risk women.
Early Pregnancy Assessment Service at St George Hospital
The gynaecology ward at St George Hospital now has a revised referral form for the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS). EPAS has changed their hours to 7am-8am (previously 8:30).
Please see the new referral form here.
Please encourage women to contact the hospital as early as possible to organise their booking visit. This facilitates assigning the women to the most appropriate model of care.
Preterm Birth Collaborative
The objective of the Preterm Birth Collaborative is to reduce preterm and early term birth by 20% by March 2024. One initiative to reduce preterm births at SGS is the use of smokerlyzers at every visit for women who smoke, and at booking appointments and 28 weeks for all other women. The Midwifery and Obstetric Leadership team are working strategically to improve continuity of care within antenatal services. Women will have a named midwife and be referred to the obstetric team as required.