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Health alert: COVID-19

Visitors are currently welcome at our facilities. Please refer to visitor restrictions for more information. Read more about COVID-19 testingvaccination, our COVID-19 response and the latest Queensland Government information.

Maternity information

Information for Logan, Redland and Beaudesert hospitals

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.

Mask requirements / physical distancing

The best things you can do right now are to keep up-to-date with our information, wash your hands often and properly, wear a mask and practice physical distancing including staying 1.5 metres away from others. Read more about prevention measures.

Visitor restrictions

  • Birth suites –  Two support persons per birth, maximum of one unvaccinated.
  • Maternity Inpatient Ward –  Two vaccinated visitors per day. Siblings and visitors under 16 years of age (regardless of vaccination status) are able to visit as one of the two visitors.
  • Special care nursery –  One parent at a time. 
  • Antenatal appointments - Women are requested to attend appointments on their own. One support person may be allowed if required for care. Please seek permission for attendance prior to appointment.
  • Maternity Assessment unit –  One vaccinated support person.
  • Inpatient Children’s Ward –  One parent or caregiver at a time.

Is my hospital prepared for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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.

Should I cancel my hospital appointment?

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.

  • Beaudesert Hospital: (07) 5441 9111
  • Logan Hospital: (07) 3299 8899
  • Redland Hospital: (07) 3488 3111

Am I safer to birth at home?

We recommend that you continue with your planned place of birth. It is still safe to come to the hospital.

Can I still have a support person during labour?

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.

Can I still have visitors after the birth of my baby?

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:

  • Birth suites –  Two support persons per birth, maximum of one unvaccinated.
  • Maternity Inpatient Ward –  Two vaccinated visitors per day. Siblings and visitors under 16 years of age (regardless of vaccination status) are able to visit as one of the two visitors.
  • Special care nursery –  One parent at a time. 
  • Antenatal appointments - Women are requested to attend appointments on their own. One support person may be allowed if required for care. Please seek permission for attendance prior to appointment.
  • Maternity Assessment unit –  One vaccinated support person.
  • Inpatient Children’s Ward –  One parent or caregiver at a time.

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.

What should I tell people wanting to visit me in hospital?

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 overseas in the past 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.

More information is available from Queensland Health on Pregnancy, birth and feeding baby during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and Queensland Government antenatal information.

Last updated 24 January 2022
Last reviewed 13 September 2021