Antenatal | Postnatal Education and Lactation Services

Thanks to Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) – Central Queensland Rural Health (CQRH) are now able to deliver antenatal and postnatal education and lactation services within your community. This program will partner with local services to establish an integrated system of care for mothers and families, whilst establishing a maternity framework that allows the development of other direct consultation and private practice services in some communities.

Mothers and families in the Isaac and Sarina regions will also have access to online antenatal classes through Birth Beat. Mothers living in the Isaac and Sarina Regions who have a health care card or are currently experiencing financial hardship receive a full or partial subsidy for their Birth Beat license when referred to CQRH via their GP.

We currently have a clinician, Anne Franettovich, providing services in Sarina. We also have a lactation consultant, Ruth Roberts, providing services in Cannonvale, Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville. Mothers wanting to access these services are able to at no cost with a GP Referral.


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Our Services

  • Regular education programs which cover ante-natal and post-natal care, breast feeding, nutrition, immunisation, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol use and early childhood development.
  • Improved maternal and early childhood care and support, including telephone consultations for lactation support.
  • Earlier detection and management of pregnancy, post-natal and early childhood illness or developmental problems
  • Scheduled care through a GP and shared obstetric services delivered in partnership with General Practice
  • Shared care with specialist obstetric, and allied health services including access to telehealth for routine non procedural consultations
  • Culturally informed practice for indigenous, refugee and migrant populations.
  • Improved access to group programs and linkages to social services and other health services for mothers and families
  • Developing shared care arrangements to ensure women have access to known carers through their ante-natal, birth and post-natal period.

Please contact us for more information

on the Midwife | Lactation Consultant

visiting your area.

(07) 4992 1040

(07) 4992 1636


Central Queensland Rural Health has met the requirements of the ISO 2001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards.

Contact Us:

PO Box 368, 66 Callide St

(07) 4992 1040