COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].
If you choose to birth in a Metro South Health Hospital, you will need a referral from your GP or your private midwife.
Once your chosen Metro South Hospital receives the referral from your GP, we will process your information and send out an appointment letter for your booking in visit with us. The earlier we receive your referral and online registration details, the sooner we can commence the booking in process.
Booking in visit
Your appointment letter will have the date and time for your 'booking in visit' at the hospital or community venue, which is usually scheduled around 12 - 14 weeks.
At Redland Hospital, around 95% of mothers offer their babies their own milk at the breast for the first feed. The below resource contains current information for parents planning to breastfeed their babies, including;