Severe Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard - consultation now open

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Of all women who gave birth vaginally in Australia in 2014, 3% had a third or fourth degree perineal tear. Severe perineal trauma, if not recognised and repaired at the time, can have serious long-term consequences for women. The ACSQHC is now inviting comments on the draft Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.

Comments are sought from healthcare professionals, healthcare and consumer organisations, consumers and any other interested parties. Instructions for submitting comments are available on the ACSQHC website.

The consultation period will be open until 11:59pm Sunday, 8 December 2019.

last updated: 
Thursday, 31 October, 2019