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Starting in 2022


Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. In Victoria, it was the cause of 37 per cent of all severe acute maternal morbidity reported in 2019. Research suggests that it is often avoidable.  

Beginning in February 2022, the Postpartum haemorrhage collaborative aims reduce harm to birthing parents and their families by preventing primary PPH and improving health outcomes following PPH in participating Victorian health services.   

We are partnering with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and will be using their Model for improvement, which achieved outstanding results for our Better births and Safer baby collaboratives. 

Continuing our commitment to patient-centred healthcare, the Postpartum haemorrhage collaborative will use the ‘Partnering in healthcare’ framework to involve consumers and consumer representatives at all stages of this work. 


To reduce the rate of primary PPH from an intended vaginal birth in participating health services by April 2023. 


EOI information pack – PPH collaborative 

Charter – PPH collaborative 

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Page last updated: 27 Apr 2022

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