|The South West encompasses an area of 24,000 square kilometres, around 1% of the landmass of Western Australia extending from Yarloop in the north, Augusta in the south and east to Walpole.
The region has a population of around 141,000, which accounts for around 7% of the State’s population, as well as attracting a very high number of tourists throughout the year.
The regional centre is Bunbury, which has both public and private hospitals.
Regional Director: Kerry Winsor
Bunbury WA 6230
Telephone 08 9781 2350
Facsimile 08 9781 2381
In 2007, Improving Maternity Services: 'Working Together Across Western Australia a Policy framework' was to expand options for maternity care in WA, enabling more choice and greater continuity of care for a woman and her family.
The MANSmap questionnaire identified the models of maternity care operating at each unit. Standardised classification were used when describing maternity models of care as per the National Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS). For detailed descriptions of each of the models of care see Models of Care and Definitions on SOSU Homepage.