WA Mothers and Babies Report Redesign

Closed 1 Nov 2023

Opened 4 Oct 2023


The Midwives Notification System (MNS) in Western Australia (WA) has been collecting data since 1980. During this time, the Department of Health (the Department) has produced over 30 annual reports containing information on women who gave birth in WA and their infants. The Department has also provided deidentified data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), maternity services, universities, and independent researchers.

There is a high demand for MNS data that is of high quality. The scope of the data increases regularly to meet changes in health care. To become more efficient and timelier in provision of summary statistics, the Department is working on producing dynamic public dashboards in relation to MNS data.

Community feedback invited

The Department has prepared a Survey to seek your feedback on the content for the new WA Mothers and Babies dashboards. The survey questions have been derived considering the information included on the current WA Mothers and Babies report and relevant reports from all other Australian jurisdictions.

You are invited to provide feedback by completing the online consultation survey. You are also invited to send this consultation link to any colleagues that you feel may be able to contribute to the consultation. We value your feedback and appreciate the time you are taking to complete this survey.

A PDF version of the WA Mothers and Babies Report Redesign survey has been provided below under 'Related' for written submissions. Written submissions can be sent by:

Email: birthdata@health.wa.gov.au


WA Mothers and Babies Report Redesign

Office of the Chief Health Officer

Department of Health

PO Box 8172

Perth Business Centre WA 6849

The closing date for this survey is Wednesday 1 November 2023.

Why your views matter

Your feedback forms part of a public consultation process and the Department may quote your comments in future publications.

You can choose to keep your response confidential if you do not want your response to be included in excerpts or direct quotes. If you choose to keep your response confidential, your submission will still be considered as part of the consultation process and your responses will be included in unidentified summary information.

Please do not include any personal or confidential information that you do not want to become publicly available through a Freedom of Information request.

What happens next

The results from this consultation will be used to determine technical specifications for the development of the Mothers and Babies Report as a public dashboard. 


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  • Aboriginal Health
  • Midwife
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