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We provide high quality maternity services for women across our region, with a focus on ensuring the very best care and comfort for you and your baby.
Redland Hospital has six birthing suites with individual ensuites, two of the birthing suits also has a bath for you to use for relaxation in labour. We have 24/7 obstetric support and a Special Care Nursery.
A small lounge area with tea and coffee making facilities is available for support people to have a short break during a labour. Food is available at the cafe on the ground floor of the hospital or at the shops across the road from the hospital, during business hours.
Phone the Birthing suite on 3488 3044 if you may be in labour or have any other worries about your pregnancy.
If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant and experiencing problems, please contact your own GP or phone the hospital 3488 3111 and ask for the emergency department.
Please phone prior to coming into the Birthing Suite to allow the midwife to assess your progress and prepare for your arrival. Some of the other reasons you may need to come to hospital include if:
For admission information and what to pack in your hospital bag, read about coming to hospital.
Being active during the birth can assist in shortening the length of your labour. Feeling comfortable and relaxed is also important and the birthing rooms are designed with this in mind:
In the Birthing Suite, photographing birth is permissible at the request of the labouring mother, provided that this does not conflict with the primary role of the support person. Members of the hospital staff should not be photographed or filmed without their individual consent.
Videoing of births requires the permission of all staff present and must not prevent staff from immediately attending to mother and baby. Please make your request in writing, well before your baby is due by completing the required form. You can discuss this with the midwife in at your antenatal appointments. For safety reasons, photographs of births in the Operating Theatre may be taken by staff only.
The visiting hours for Redland Hospital are:
The Women and Birthing Unit has a rest period for women and their babies from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors are asked to leave the unit during this time. Partners may visit anytime.
Parents whose babies are in the special care nursing may visit their baby at any time.