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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

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.

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 don’t have to birth alone. As long as your birthing support person 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 – 1 support person per birth
  • Maternity Inpatient Ward – 1 visitor at a time, limit of 2 per day
  • Special Care Nursery – Parents only, one at a time. No children please

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 overseas in the last 14 days, has had close contact with COVID-19 or is unwell, please ask them not to visit at this time.

What about the fever clinics?

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.

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 19 May 2020
Last reviewed 24 April 2020