Antenatal care for asylum seekers

Mark Parrish, Anthony Renshaw, Gregory J Duncombe, Paul J Bretz and William J Milford
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01335
Published online: 19 January 2015

Despite the challenges, the provision of high-quality specialist antenatal health care in immigration detention is a constant

Recent commentaries have criticised health care provision in the Australian immigration detention environment, particularly in the areas of antenatal and postnatal care.1,2 As the contracted health care provider, International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) acknowledges the inherent challenges the immigration detention environment presents. It is our wish to contribute current facts and observations to this topical public debate.

  • Mark Parrish1
  • Anthony Renshaw1
  • Gregory J Duncombe2,0,3
  • Paul J Bretz4
  • William J Milford4

  • 1 International Health and Medical Services, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Queensland Ultrasound for Women, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 4 Arrivals Obstetricians, Brisbane, QLD.


Competing interests:

Mark Parrish and Anthony Renshaw are employed by IHMS. Gregory Duncombe, Paul Bretz and William Milford have provided specialist obstetric services to IHMS.


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