Perinatal Services BC
Perinatal Services BC (www.perinatalservicesbc.ca
) works to improve the capacity and processes of provincial perinatal services through strategic leadership across a range of initiatives, with an overriding commitment to quality, accountability and resource planning, education and knowledge transfer, performance targets development and monitoring, and clinical standards achievement.
PSBC has an oversight responsibility that is province-wide including:
- Accountability for level 3 neonatal intensive care (NICU) and specialized acute maternity beds
- Oversight via collaboration with stakeholders regarding level 1 and 2 neonatal and high risk maternity beds, as well as other perinatal services across the care continuum, including public health, primary and community care and hospital care.
PSBC uses a client-centric population health approach as the orientation for perinatal services across the province and as the basis of its shared mandate with partners and stakeholders. Through the Perinatal Data Registry, PSBC provides timely systematic analysis of perinatal data in the process of describing and monitoring trends in perinatal health in BC.