30 March 2020

Connection is what sustains the spirit and the soul. We will be posting positive messages from our members and staff. Let’s share our thoughts, feelings and experiences. We may not be physically together but we are still a family, the RANZCOG family, your family. Written messages of up to 200 words or short, 30 second, videos can be sent to Andre Khoury, RANZCOG Head of Communications and Public Affairs at [email protected]

We will run contributions on the RANZCOG Wall in our newsletter Connect.


Here is a post from FRANZCOG Dr Katrina Calvert

Like many units, we have been running simulations as part of our COVID-19 preparation. One of the main issues in managing these patients will be communication - how do the team inside an isolation room on labour ward or in theatre communicate with the team outside? A sim team from the Women’s in Melbourne suggested two-way baby monitors. These are not standard stock items! We put a call out via the WA O&G trainees, who plugged in to their networks and requested help from the community. Offers to donate baby monitors are flooding in. We will have enough for our unit and more. This will conserve PPE, and aid staff and patient safety, and we could not have done it without the help of our mat leave junior doctors.



Focusing on Gestational diabetes

A diagnosis of gestational diabetes can present an opportunity for women to make long term lifestyle changes.



RANZCOG signs Memorandum of Understanding with Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change

RANZCOG has signed a MoU with Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change.



The Importance of patient perspective

Let’s start with the elephant in the room: say the Ws like Vs. Kowaliw is Ukrainian and is pronounced as ‘Ko-va-lyiv’.