Frances Perry House launches into Collaborative

Frances Perry House is amongst 50+ other maternity hospitals, and the only Private Hospital, to be a part of the Every Week Counts National Preterm Birth Prevention Collaborative.

In early February, Frances Perry House held a dinner meeting attended by medical and midwifery staff at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne to officially launch their involvement in the National Collaborative.

Frances Perry House was proud to be amongst other leaders, researchers, health departments, and communities working together to lower the rate of preterm birth across the country.

Keynote speaker and Chair of the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, Professor John Newnham AM, provided insights into the development and goals of the National Collaboration.

Frances Perry House CEO, Shaune Gillespie, said the event was an opportunity to unite people by their passion and interest in women’s health. 

“Ramsay is Australia’s largest private hospital operator. This gives us a unique understanding of delivery of health services. Frances Perry House and some of its staff were proud to be selected to be part of this collaborative participation and be amongst world-renowned speakers in health,” Mr Gillespie said.

“This event was a truly unique learning opportunity. As a Ramsay Health Care site, we see the importance and benefit in these learning and collaborative sessions. Our patients are always at the forefront of our minds, and we want to constantly be equipped with evidence based information so our patients continue to receive the very best care.

“Our support of this meeting shows our commitment to meeting these types of challenges within the industry. Networking and collaborating together with other highly regarded leaders to discuss and help prevent preterm births. We were happy to engage, share insights and empower others.”

The dinner focused on the issues most relevant to today, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action in the safe prevention of preterm and early term birth.

The Every Week Counts National Preterm Birth Prevention Collaborative is a two-year initiative aimed at reducing preterm and early term birth across Australia by 20% by supporting hospitals to deliver evidence-based changes in clinical care.

Funded by the Commonwealth Government, this National Collaborative is a joint collaboration between the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, Women’s Healthcare Australasia (WHA), the Institute for Healthcare (IHI), Safer Care Victoria, and the Women and Infants Research Foundation.

Find out the latest on the Every Week Counts National Preterm Birth Prevention Collaborative here.