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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are experiencing an increased number of people presenting to our Emergency Departments for treatment of COVID-19. A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing longer-than-usual emergency department waiting times. Metro South Health will continue to treat the most urgent cases first (Category 1). Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we prioritise our most urgent cases.

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. 
Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Baby care

During your stay with us, our maternity staff will provide you with information to help you care for yourself and your baby. You will need to take care of your body after birth and while breastfeeding. Doing so will enable you to regain your strength and energy. If you have any concerns or questions, please ask medical staff.

Feeding your baby

Our staff will provide you guidance, assistance and support to help you establish and maintain breastfeeding for your baby.  Breastfeeding is the perfect food for babies. It is free, convenient, clean and safe—always available at the right temperature anytime. We will also respect your decision if you do not wish to breast feed and every effort will be made to assist you with the method you choose.

What support services do we provide for this?

  • Breastfeeding your baby
  • Decision aid
  • What should breast milk look like?
  • Formula feeding

More information

Here is some more information on services available to help you and your baby/s have a wonderful breastfeeding journey.

Last updated 3 September 2021
Last reviewed 17 May 2015