Information and clinical material presented on the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) intranet and internet websites is published in good faith and is intended for use by healthcare clinicians within WNHS and King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH).

Clinical documents (policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines) are developed by interdisciplinary healthcare teams utilising the best available evidence and resources believed to be accurate and current at the time of release. It is essential users of WNHS clinical documents ensure they are accessing the most up to date online publication. WNHS takes no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or information that may have become available after the issued or reviewed date.1

Clinical guidelines are intended to provide general advice and guidance for WNHS staff upon which to base clinical decisions. They must not be solely relied on or used as a substitute for assessing the individual needs of each patient or client. Users of clinical guidelines must be fully informed of the particular circumstances of each case and must assess applicability of the guideline to their clinical setting.

Documents may contain links to other websites and does not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.1 Accordingly to the fullest extent permitted by law, the State of WA and its officers and employees are released from liability (including in respect of negligence) for any loss, damage, cost and expense caused by use of or sole reliance on information published on any non- WA Government site that is referenced from the WNHS websites.1 It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the relevance, accuracy, currency and reliability of information found on external sites.

Copyright to material is vested in the State of WA unless otherwise indicated. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced or re-used for any purposes without written permission of the State of Western Australia.1


  1. Government of Western Australia, Department of Finance. Website Terms of Use Statement.

Related policies

Government of Western Australia. Disclaimer (external site)

Last Updated: 16/02/2022