Please call the maternity ward before you come into hospital so we can prepare for your arrival on 07 55 300 726.
It can be difficult to tell when labour has started but you are welcome to call the maternity ward at any time and talk to one of our experienced midwives.
Should you be experiencing strong signs of labour including regular contractions less than ten minutes apart, waters breaking or blood loss, please contact the maternity ward to determine how far labour has progressed. You will be assessed and advised whether to stay home or come to hospital.
During your pregnancy, it is important to contact your obstetrician or the maternity ward without delay if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Ruptured membranes
- Continuous leaking of fluid
- Premature labour prior to 37 weeks
- Unusual or severe abdominal pain
- Blurred vision
- Regular contractions
It is also important to contact your obstetrician if you have any concerns about your baby’s movements.
As always, in the event of a medical emergency please call 000.
Please contact us if you have any worries or concerns regarding your pregnancy on 07 55 300 726.
For any other health issues unrelated to your pregnancy please contact your general practitioner.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
The main entry point to the hospital for maternity is always via the car park or the main entrance. Your partner may park in one of the designated drop off car spaces, accessed via the main entrance to the hospital on Hill Street. Once parked, please proceed directly to the maternity ward on level one. As these spaces are for short term parking only, your car will need to be moved to the multistorey car park once you are settled in the birthing suites.
The main entrance will be locked during after-hours, please use the intercom to gain access. Enter and walk pass reception, proceed along the corridor to the lifts. Take the lift to the Maternity Ward on level one, turn left out of the lifts and a midwife or clerical person will meet you and escort to the Birthing Suites. If you are in strong labour please advise the midwives prior to your arrival and you will be met at the main entrance.
If you are booked for an elective caesarean section, please present to maternity for admission.
If you are booked for an induction, please present to maternity for admission
WHERE TO NEXT?
Once your baby is born, you will move into a private room on the ward. Your baby will stay with you unless they are being cared for in our special care nursery. Your partner/support person is also welcome to stay with you in your room. Our experienced team will assist you with caring for your baby.
During your stay, you will have access to an ‘on-demand’ menu for snacks and parents will be treated to a celebratory, three-course dinner designed by executive chef John O’Shea who has spent 20 years in kitchens of five-star resorts. You will also have full access to all of our services and amenities including a kitchenette and lounge room for parents and their visitors to spend time in. Check out a full list of facilities here.
Following a vaginal birth, mothers can expect to stay for three to four nights however this will be determined according to your individual needs. Following a caesarean section, mothers can expect to stay for four to five nights.
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