WA program changing the way we treat premature births
WA doctors are being credited with one of the world’s biggest advances in the care of pregnant women and their babies.
A program which started at King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2014 has reduced WA’s rate of premature births 8 per cent in just one year, saving 200 babies from death or serious complications.
Doctors predict it could cut premature births by one-third and have major implications globally.
In WA alone, more than 2900 babies a year are born too early.
Read the story in The West here.