QR Codes for Maternity Education

Mrs Kimberly-anne Warr1

1North West Regional Hospital, Burnie, Australia


The abstract I am presenting is a project idea that has just begun in the North West Regional Hospital antenatal clinic. Since the transition of services of MCH to the NWPH; there was no purpose-built space for the antenatal clinic through the NWRH. This has caused many issues the most difficult one is space.  Women attend antenatal clinic and are given a wealth of information; this all comes in paper form. By the time a woman is term she has gathered over twenty pieces of paper information. Women generally get overwhelmed, forget to read things and then paper goes missing.

By developing QR codes for our maternity education. Women can download the information straight to there phone. This gives them the ability to save it, share it and read it whenever they like. This ultimately saves the amount of printing and paper handouts given. It also saves the antenatal clinic resources and money but also gives staff more time to educate the women. As the midwives within the antenatal clinic are time poor and it can be difficult to find and chase handouts within our clinic space.

The QR codes have almost been completely developed and I will find the most suitable way to roll them out within our clinic over the coming months. As QR codes have tracking, I will be able to see how many times a code is scanned and use this data to improve the way we deliver information to women and their families.


Studied a Bachelor of Midwifery at Southern Cross University and graduated 2014. Continued study with a graduate certificate for Special Care of Newborn. Recently completed Nightingale Challenge 2021. Worked in midwifery group practice for five years on the North West Coast. Now recently returned to shift work within the antenatal clinic and extended midwifery service at North West Regional hospital.