4 responses to “Candlelight Vigil”

  1. Grant Horsfall

    I wonder what you have to do to get an invite to the “invitation only” Roundtable Forum on “Alternate and Midwife-led Models of Care”?

    Also I couldn’t help but notice that the goal is to have women “feel” that they are in control of their birth experience. Wouldn’t it be nice if they actually “were” as well? But then I suppose that is what homebirth is for.

    Well at least fathers got mentioned once, in the first sentence.


  2. Lisa Barrett

    Grant, I wrote to the review on behalf of the independents of SA to request a place for us but got a standard reply. I tried for a second time as I wanted to loby the invited groups. They are a secret!!!

  3. Grant Horsfall

    Thanks for trying, twice, Lisa.

    I have just emailed the following:

    "Invite TOR for Roundtable Forums

    Maternity Services Review team


    I am interested to know what the Terms Of Reference are for deciding who to invite to the invitation only roundtable forums? Specifically what is the basis on which these invites will be made, including the "Alternate and Midwife-led Models of Care" forum & any others that may include consideration of homebirth?

    Will this information be made publicly available prior to the forums or only included as part of the website summary report for each of these forums?


    Grant Horsfall …."

    Hopefully this will lend weight to the view that the public deserve, or are at least interested in, transparency of process for this review.


  4. Tania

    Oh how I do love a good vigil…looking forward to seeing as many supporters there as possible!