We understand you may be feeling concerned, but we want to reassure you that we have one of the best health systems in the world and are prepared to tackle novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our maternity care remains world class and our clinicians are amongst the most highly trained in the world.
The best things you can do right now are to keep up-to-date with our information, wash your hands often and properly, and practice social distancing including staying 1.5 metres away from others. Read more about prevention measures.
• Birthing suites: Up to two visitors/support persons
• Maternity Inpatient ward: Up to two visitors/support persons
• Special care nursery: Parents only, one at a time
• Antenatal appointments, Maternity Assessment unit: One support person
• Inpatient children’s ward: Up to two parent/support persons
• Birth suites – 1 support person per birth
• Maternity inpatient ward – 1 visitor
• Special Care nursery – 1 visitor at a time ensuring social distancing
• Antenatal appointments, Maternity Assessment unit – 1 support person
• Lamb Ward (inpatient children’s ward) 1 visitor at a time
The hospital is well prepared to respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It is a safe place for you and your baby.
Staff are vigilant with cleaning, handwashing and using protective equipment to keep you and your baby safe.
No. You do not need to cancel your appointment. It is safe to come to the hospital.
If you are experiencing pregnancy problems or are in labour, please phone the hospital on the number below, and ask to speak to a midwife in the Birthing Suites. The midwife will advise you when to come to hospital.
We recommend that you continue with your planned place of birth. It is still safe to come to the hospital.
Yes. You can have two support persons during labour. As long as your birthing support person(s) is well, they may accompany you in the birth suite.
Appropriate measures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you and your newborn. This includes limiting the number of visitors in the Birth Suite, Maternity Ward and Special Care Nursery. The following visitor restrictions are currently in place:
Please speak to a staff member about visits from siblings.
We understand there may be situations that will need special consideration, so please speak with a staff member.
Babies are precious and we want to keep them safe. That is why we are limiting the number of visitors in our Birth Suite, Maternity Ward and Special Care Nursery. If anyone you know who plans to visit has been asked to self-quarantine, has been to a COVID hotspot or overseas in the last 14 days, has had close contact with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or is unwell in any way - please ask them not to visit at this time.
Fever clinics are specialist clinics for people who may be infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These clinics help to keep people who may be contagious away from other areas of hospitals such as the birth suites and wards. This helps to reduce the potential spread of the virus.