|Title:||Statewide co-sleeping / bed-sharing policy for WA Health hospitals and health services|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0139/08|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 17 July 2008|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|File number(s):||RSD - 0207|
|Description:||Women’s and Newborns’ Health Network policy for “Bed-Sharing/Co-Sleeping” is a statewide policy for identifying and responding to mother-baby co-sleeping/bed-sharing in Western Australian hospitals and health services.|
|Applicable to:||All Western Australian hospitals, health services and non government organisations providing care to mothers and babies.|
|Period of effect:||from 17 July 2008 to 17 July 2013|
|Review date:||17 July 2013|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, A/DIRECTOR GENERAL, WA HEALTH, 17-Jul-2008|
|Print version:||View print version|
Statewide co-sleeping / bed-sharing policy for WA Health hospitals and health services
This operational directive is to inform all health care workers in Western Australian hospitals, health services and non governmental facilities providing care for mothers and their newborn(s) of the statewide co-sleeping/bed-sharing policy.
The statewide policy is based on the Women and Newborns Health Service clinical guidelines for co-sleeping/bed-sharing (December 2007). The clinical guidelines will educate and assist clinical staff to identify and respond to co-sleeping/bed-sharing in the hospital and health services.
The statewide policy also endorses the Women and Newborn Health Service parent brochure for co-sleeping/bed-sharing (2008) and the SIDS and Kids Western Australia brochure on Safe Sleeping as the appropriate resources to provide parents with information and education for co-sleeping/bed-sharing.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Thursday, 17 July 2008 at 3:35pm