In these unusual times, the safety of mums, babies, visitors and our staff remains our absolute priority.

So we’ve implemented some COVID-19 changes in line with Government guidelines.

Like most places, our guidelines are changing as COVID-19 is managed so we will keep you up to date as you plan your admission/birth.
 

Maternity appointments

Once you have chosen your Obstetrician you will meet with them regularly throughout your pregnancy.  They will have consulting rooms on site or locally and you will arrange your appointments with their rooms.

Your schedule of appointments will most likely change depending on your individual circumstances.

To limit people in the waiting areas we ask that you ensure you are on time for your face-to-face appointments.
 

Labour and birth

Your health and safety is everything to us. To help protect you and your baby, other families and our staff, please choose only two support people to be with you during labour and birth.

Before entering our hospital, they will be asked the usual screening questions, and must have no symptoms of illness or suspected infection.
 

Visiting restrictions

Your partner is welcomed in all aspects of your admission and one other visitor per day between 2pm and 5pm. A rest period of 1-2 pm for mothers: where the lights are dimmed and ward activity is kept to a minimum.

Your other children are also welcomed to visit in addition.

Visiting restrictions – Special Care Nursery

Only parents of the baby can visit our Special Care Nursery.

If you believe you have exceptional circumstances, please chat to our staff.
 

Feeding your baby

We continue to encourage skin-to-skin contact at birth and breastfeeding. Pay careful attention to hand hygiene, and try not to cough or sneeze near baby. If you are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 we will quarantine you and your baby
 

Is there anything else you’d like to know?

We know these restrictions can be challenging, so we ask for your understanding. If you have any questions regarding your pregnancy, your stay or any other maternity matter, we’re here for you. Please call 02 4941 8400.
 

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