Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) asserts that maternity care should and can be delivered safely to women and their families as close to home as possible and by a collaborative, multidisciplinary team with strong governance structures.
All maternity services should be informed by their consumers and the community which they serve and seek to foster a culture of respect, professionalism and inter-disciplinary collaboration to provide a woman-centric service.
RDAQ’s position on rural maternity services reflects the policy position of the Rural Doctors
Association of Australia (RDAA). The RDAA policy has been widely consulted and identifies the
following key enablers for sustainable rural maternity services.
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