, Kia ora,
This is an update and a reminder about the Ministry of Health’s maternity Stakeholder Information Sessions.
These sessions are being held to discuss the changes to the Primary Maternity Services Notice 2021, the Health Information Standards Organisation (HISO) Maternity Care Summary Standard and the New Zealand Perinatal Spine projects.
The Primary Maternity Services Notice 2021 has been gazetted, with the changes coming into effect on November 29, 2021.
Dates and venues for some of the remaining Stakeholder Information Sessions have been adapted due to alert level changes. Please see the RSVP details below to indicate your intention to attend one of these remaining sessions.
Should there be any further changes to the COVID-19 Alert Level, these events may be postponed in accordance with the guidance issued for gatherings and events.
Please note that the remaining Auckland Stakeholder Information Session has been scheduled with the assumption Auckland will be at Alert Level 2 at the time of this session.
Thursday 21st October : 8:00am to 12:30pm
Whangarei , Distinction Whangarei
9 Riverside Drive , Whangarei - Marina Room
Tuesday 26th October : 11:00am - 3:30pm
New Plymouth, Taranaki DHB
David Street, New Plymouth
Special Services Block, Level 3, Education Centre, Lecture Theatre
Friday 5th November : 10:30am to 3:00pm
Christchurch , The Loons
16 Canterbury Street , Lyttleton
Monday 22nd November : 11:30am - 4:00pm
Auckland , Rawene Centre
33 Rawene Road , Birkenhead
Chelsea Bay Room
Responding to the invitation
To RSVP for one of the scheduled events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and provide the following information:
A light lunch will be provided for each Stakeholder Information Session.
Places are strictly limited due to the country’s current COVID-19 Alert Level 2 status (apart from the Auckland region). People will not be admitted to the session if they have not booked a place.
There are several measures in place for the sessions under Alert Level 2 as per the guidance for events issued by the New Zealand Government here.
Please do not attend the Stakeholder Information Session if you are unwell. Stay home and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.
Should there be any further changes to the COVID-19 Alert Level, these events may be postponed in accordance with the guidance issued by the New Zealand Government here.
In advance of attending a Stakeholder Information Session, it would be useful to re-visit the following documents: The Primary Maternity Services Amendment Notice (2020) details the 2020 fee schedule in place as of July 1, 2020. This fee schedule was then replaced by The Primary Maternity Services Amendment (2) Notice (2020) in place from October 1, 2020 (see below). The Primary Maternity Services Amendment (2) Notice (2020) details the interim increase in payments which has been in place to distribute specific funding provided in Budget 2020. This funding was allocated to remunerate care for women with complex clinical and social care requirements, and those whānau living rurally. The Categories for Referral are particularly relevant to the Additional Care Supplement, which will be discussed during the Information Session.