The draft Perinatal Quality Standard will define the perinatal care that people should expect to receive or be offered, regardless of who they are or where they are treated in British Columbia.

Perinatal Quality Standard Hands

Opportunity for Input Closed

Thank you for your feedback! 

Over the last few weeks we asked people involved with perinatal care in BC to provide input on the draft Perinatal Quality Standard. We received great feedback and are in the process of reviewing responses to our survey.

If you have questions about the draft Perinatal Quality Standard, please reach out to us at

We reach out to folks who:

  • Accessed perinatal services in BC in the last five years. 
  • Provide perinatal services in BC
  • Are responsible for planning and delivery of perinatal services in BC

What was involved?

  • Review of the draft documents
  • Completion of the feedback survey.

The input we received is being used to inform the next draft of the Perinatal Quality Standard.

Draft Perinatal Quality Standard 

The draft Perinatal Quality Standard contains nine quality statements that describe priority areas for improvement of perinatal care in British Columbia. Each quality statement is explained in relation to what it means to people, health care professionals and health care organizations. Each quality statement has associated quality indicators, which aim to track progress towards meeting the statement. 

Draft Patient, Caregiver and Family Guide 

The draft Patient, Caregiver and Family Guide describes the nine quality statements for perinatal care and what they mean to those accessing or delivering care. It contains useful information for the general public about the draft Perinatal Quality Standard. It is intended to assist people receiving perinatal care, their caregivers and family in partnering with their health care team by describing what to expect at different stages of the patient journey. 

Opportunity for Input

Health Quality BC is committed to being a collaborative and transparent organization. Asking for input helps to ensure that we meet these values by incorporating the perspectives of British Columbians from across the province to improve the draft Perinatal Quality Standard.

The feedback received will help us to: 

  • Confirm whether the draft Perinatal Quality Standard is targeted appropriately to improve care delivered at a system level;
  • Determine if the draft quality standard identifies key areas for improvement during the care journey;
  • Verify that the draft quality standard is applicable across all regions of the province;
  • Inform if the proposed indicators will support health service delivery organizations to monitor progress and prioritize improvement activities to meet the quality standard; and
  • Ensure that the draft quality standard is appropriately worded for the target audiences (e.g., patients, caregivers, families, health care workers and health care organizations).

Incorporating Feedback 

The feedback received is being used to inform the next draft of the Perinatal Quality Standard.

A summary of the input received will be compiled and presented to the Perinatal Quality Standard Development Committee and the Perinatal Quality Standard Oversight Committee to determine any changes to the draft Perinatal Quality Standard.