43% of Queensland public maternity services closed between 1995-2005, with a trend towards centralising units in coastal and more densely populated regions(1). Across Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance estimated 130 rural maternity units had from 1996-2006. Following recent concerns after the controversial closure of maternal services in Theodore, the government has assembled a Taskforce to evaluate the safety, equitability and future of rural and remote maternal services in Queensland. Your input will help to shape TROHPIQ’s submission to this Taskforce. Your responses are appreciated greatly. Please click here to submit a response.