A Partnership for safe birthing in the North
The Perinatal Program is one of five region-wide clinical programs Northern Health has established to help us deliver high-quality services for the people we serve. Our program includes childbearing women and their families from conception through pregnancy, delivery, post partum, newborn, and early parenting stages.
We will provide resources and information to you and your family at this very special time.
Prenatal and postpartum care is available in most communities across Northern Health, intrapartum services (birthing services) are provided in 12 centres. In Northern Health, we deliver an average of 3,500 babies each year.
Read more about community services in your area.
The Northern Health Perinatal program is co-led by Viva Swanson, RN, Viva.Swanson@northernhealth.ca, and Dr. Brian Galliford MD., R.C.P.S.C.
The Perinatal Program Guidance Council provides advisement on the development and recommendations of standards, policies, plans, and quality improvement processes related to the Perinatal program area. The Perinatal Program aims to:
- Provide safe perinatal care as close to home as possible;
- Provide excellence in perinatal practice;
- Focus on teamwork and collaboration as key components of our work; and
- Provide women and family-centered care.
We proudly participate in the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently program (MOREOB). Patient safety is our first and collective priority. Visit the MOREOB website for further information at www.moreob.com
Read more information in our Annual Report.