Having just made a couple of graphs representing the c section rates in Perth Metro Hospitals I thought I would make another graph for Regional WA.
I don’t think you can compare them to Metro WA as a lot of transfers happen and the numbers are very different, but it is still interesting data.
The data is from the Western Australia’s Mothers and Babies Reports.
The reports comes out 3 years after the data is collected. So the 2013 data is the latest, released in 2016. I really don’t understand why there is such a lag in this day and age?
I am really interested to know what happened in the Kimberley, which includes Broome, Derby and Kununurra Hospitals?
My guess is that the Midwifery Group Practice in Broome started in 2012, which is great news for the women of Broome.
Because the numbers are small the data is in regions rather than hospitals except for the two private St John of God Hospitals in Geraldton and Bunbury (which do keep the Metro trend of having the highest c section rates).
Midwest = Geraldton and Carnarvon Hospitals
Pilbara = Hedland Health Campus and Nickol Bay Hospital
Goldfields = Kalgoorlie Hospital and Esperance Hospital
Wheatbelt = Narrogin and Northam Hospital
Great Southern = Albany Health Campus
Here is the metro one again.