Shaping Maternity Care Together

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    About the Project

    About the project

    The Maternity Co-Design Project focused on partnering with our community, staff and healthcare partners to capture their perspectives and experience to help shape the future of maternity care for our local Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac communities.

    The Maternity Co-Design Project was delivered in a phased approach with an aim to make our maternity care the best it can be for local women, expectant parents and their families, as well as ensuring the provision of a valued and sustainable maternity service into the future.

    This project was delivered through a co-design process which involved listening to the voices and experiences of our maternity stakeholders. Feedback received throughout the project will be used to support the delivery of future maternity care which supports our staff, as well as the many women, babies and their families who access our services.

    Consultation for the Maternity Co-Design Project has now closed. Read more about the consultation process and the summary of key outcomes here.

    How we will use your feedback

    Feedback and contributions received throughout the consultation phase of the project from our maternity consumers, community, staff and healthcare partners will be recorded and carefully reviewed by the Mackay HHS as we develop a draft plan for our future maternity care.

    In phase three of our Maternity Co-Design Project, we will share the outcomes of what we heard during our consultation, and how this feedback has been considered in the development of our draft maternity care plan. Your feedback and any information provided will be collected in accordance with the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) set out in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act).

    Commitment to engagement

    We recognise the great diversity of our consumers, community and staff. We welcome all everyone to this project including our First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTQIA+, youth, rural and remote stakeholders. Everyone’s voice is important.

    Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

    Mackay Hospital and Health Service acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on whose land we meet, work and undertake this project. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.


    Phase 1: Develop stakeholder engagement plan


    Phase one of the project concluded in June 2022. It focused on understanding how people wanted to be engaged in phase two.

    Phase 2: Co-Design maternity care


    Phase two of the project concluded in November 2022. It focused on partnering with maternity stakeholders to co-design the future of maternity care.

    Phase 3: Share the outcomes of the consultation


    Phase three of the project concluded in March 2023. It focused on sharing the outcomes of the consultation.

    Contact us

    Do you have a question or need more information? Get in touch.

    Mackay HHS Maternity Co-Design Project Team

    Phone: (07) 4885 6801