Bringing vital maternal care to remote communities

21 Aug 2023
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Bringing vital maternal care to remote communities

21 Aug 2023
About the speaker
  • Jared Watts
    Jared Watts
    Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Director of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at WA Country Health Service
    Jared is currently the Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Kimberley, Western Australia and the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the WA Country Health Service. He is also employed as a medical coordinator and senior lecturer for the WA Rural Clinical School. Jared is a WA Clinical Senator and Board Member and non-executive director of RANZCOG. He has completed further studies in public health, tropical medicine and medical administration and has worked internationally in several low resource settings including Nigeria, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Syria. Jared is passionate about rural medicine and the role of the generalist and the essential part they play in ensuring women have access to high quality clinical care close to their home, family and support networks. For his work, he was named WA Rural Specialist of the Year for 2023.

Key takeaways

Shared-decision making is key to ensuring enough medical resources are delivered to all remote areas

Technology is fundamental to delivering quality medical care to ensure reach and safety as well

Perth has a command center healthcare model, where they have senior midwives who are ready to provide immediate healthcare to reach any part of WA