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What happens in maternity hospitals?

GenV is designed to be low burden for all involved, including hospitals and their staff.

We have streamlined our processes to align with the successful Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP), making GenV low impact on staff and hospital resources.

GenV staff will operate in a very similar way to VIHSP in hospitals, including on-site requirements, on-boarding processes and our interactions with patients: for example, a 15-20 minute recruitment following the birth.

GenV staff will handle all on-site recruitment processes

Hospital clinical staff won’t have to recruit families. Instead, GenV staff will operate within your hospital to perform this task.

Shortly after the birth of their child, parents will be approached by a GenV recruiter. This will ideally occur during their hospital stay.

The visit will take approximately 15-20 minutes. If interested, parents will be asked to consent to GenV.

We will request a small amount of onsite storage space at each hospital for our recruitment kits and a desk for our staff to sit between their visits with families. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement may be developed to clarify and confirm the roles of each hospital and GenV.

GenV will provide supporting information for parents and families

Clinical staff on site at hospitals may receive questions from families. As part of our partnership with your hospital, we will provide clinical staff with easy-to-access information and materials they can refer to if this arises, along with GenV contact details.

We also have further information available to help staff explain GenV to parents, as well as articulate the long-term benefits of GenV to all Victorian families.