Local women and their families who are expecting a baby are eligible for free maternity care provided through the Maranoa Midwifery Group Practice, based at the Roma Hospital Maternity Unit. This care includes antenatal appointments, labour and birth, elective caesareans, antenatal classes, and postnatal home visits. The team is made up of 8 midwives, backed by 2 SMO obstetric doctors and the specialist FOG service. Women are encouraged to ‘book in’ with the midwives around 10-14 weeks. Each woman has a primary midwife who will provide most of their care, so that you have a ‘familiar’ face as you go through your pregnancy. Regardless of where you plan to birth your baby (Roma or away), all pregnant women in the area are encouraged to book in with the midwives in case unexpected or emergency care is needed. Women may also choose to have just antenatal or just postnatal visits if that is what suits their family. The midwives run outreach clinics in Injune, Mitchell and Surat, and also visit women at home in Dulacca, Wallumbilla and Yuleba.
The phone number for the maternity service is 4624 2736 – please phone for more information, or to organise a booking in appointment.
Act for Kids intensive Family Support program is a free service that helps families under pressure.
We can assist with many issues which some are:
For more information:
Phone: 07 4687 0200
Fax: 07 4613 5066
Office: 52 Hawthorne Street, Roma
Post: PO Box 256, Roma Qld 4455
Website: Act for Kids
Facebook: Act for Kids
Mental Health Carer Support & Respite – The carer support program aims to provide flexible support that enables carers and families to better cope with their caring role, improve their relationship with the person they support and balance their caring role with the other parts of their life.
For more information please click on the links below:
Website: Anglicare Southern Queensland
Facebook: Anglicare Southern Queensland
For more information:
P: (07) 4620 4000
Category : On Line Help
Be Safe App Flyer (Safety Plan App to prevent self harm and suicide)
Daisy A4 Flyer (App connecting women to a wide range of Domestic Violence Services)