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Statewide Obstetric Support Unit

The primary role of the Statewide Obstetric Support Unit (SOSU) is to support clinicians delivering obstetric and maternity services throughout the State - to enable them to provide the highest quality service possible.

This involves working with metropolitan and country health services, across both public and private sectors, to:
  • Promote the use of evidence based guidelines
  • Provide advice in applying the principles of clinical governance
  • Promote educational programs and emergency drills aimed at improving safety and quality of care
  • Advise on workforce issues, including recruitment and retention of staff
  • Assist in professional development
  • Support clinicians dealing with difficult professional issues, such as offering de-briefing following a traumatic obstetric outcome, and assisting with mediation / conciliation where requested
  • Assist trainees to meet their educational needs

For Health Consumers

The SOSU webpage is primarily for Health Professionals. If you are a health consumer, a Women's & Newborns' Health Network website is now available at

Contact SOSU

Phone (08) 6458 1605
Hours 8.30am - 4.30pm

Location N Block, Bagot Road, KEMH
Postal Address Statewide Obstetric Support Unit
N Block, Bagot Road Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 134 Subiaco WA 6904

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