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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visitor Restrictions at our facilities due to COVID-19

Please refer to our hospital visitor restrictions for current information on visitation restrictions at our facilities and mask requirements. If you have any symptoms or are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, you can visit one of the fever clinic locations in Metro South. Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.


Visitors are currently not able to attend our facilities. While the hot spot for Greater Brisbane has lifted there are still restrictions in place for institutional settings. This means visitors are currently restricted at our hospitals and healthcare facilities, including aged care and disability care facilities in Brisbane.


Mask requirements

All staff, patients (where tolerated), and any visitors with an exemption to visit must wear a face mask and maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from others, where possible. You may be asked to check in and provide contact details when visiting the hospital.

You must mot visit hospital if you:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have been overseas (excluding safe travel zone countries) or visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days 
  • are waiting on COVID-19 test results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • are unwell in any way, particularly with a fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.

Exemptions

We understand that there may be situations that will need special consideration and ask that you please call ahead to speak with staff in your ward/area.

Exceptions may be granted for patients in:

  • Palliative Care/End-of-life care
  • Intensive Care
  • One parent or carer of a patient of the hospital who is a child
  • One carer for pregnancy or maternity-related care/healthcare
  • One carer for patients who identify with a disability.

Other exemptions may be granted for emergency or other compassionate grounds.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.


Are you expecting a baby? Read about what to expect during COVID-19.

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


Maternity information

Congratulations on your pregnancy from all of us at Metro South Health Women and Children’s Services. Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most important events in your life.

Metro South Health offers a range of maternity options at our three birthing hospitals—Logan, Redland and Beaudesert hospitals—and we are committed to providing you with the highest level of care to ensure you and your family get the most out of your journey to parenthood.

We understand that while the journey to parenthood is a time of great joy, it can also be a time of confusion and fear around the changes to your body, the labour and birth and of course becoming a parent. Many pregnant women also find the amount of information available to them quite overwhelming.

In these pages, we hope you will find up to date, relevant and consistent information to guide you throughout your own pregnancy journey and to inform you about your options for care.  In some cases, you will find the information links to other trusted websites we believe provide high quality information to assist you in your journey.

Pregnant woman holding her bump and baby shoes

I'm pregnant—where do I go now?

When you discover you are pregnant, the first thing to do is go to your usual GP (local doctor). You will need to consider the birthing experience you have in mind, where you want to have your baby and who will provide your maternity care.

Newborn baby in hospital

Labour and birth

Find information about labour, birth, our facilities and what to do when you come to hospital:

Metro South Health has three birthing hospitals:

Mother holding her baby

After you have your baby

Information about what happens after you have your baby:

Maternity FAQ

A list of commonly asked questions about our maternity services.

Last updated 2 April 2021
Last reviewed 31 March 2021