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First ever Logan Hospital birthing pools delivered

2 February 2023

The first of eight new birthing pools has arrived at Logan Hospital marking an exciting milestone of the $18.875m maternity refurbishment project to modernise facilities and provide greater birthing choices.

When they open later this year, the pools will give women in Logan and surrounding areas access to water birthing close to home for the very first time.

A/Executive Director Kieran Kinsella said mums-to-be wanted more choice and that Logan Hospital would be able to deliver with modern facilities to meet those needs and expectations of the Logan community.

“The introduction of water birthing is part of Logan Hospital’s maternity refurbishment project which includes an additional five birthing suites,” Mr Kinsella said.

“The pools will be located in bright and spacious new birthing suites and feature LED lighting, the ability to play music and a shower head to provide extra comfort during labour.

“The suites also feature separate, large bathrooms and room for partners to rest.”

Mr Kinsella said it was wonderful that Logan Hospital would soon be able to offer this choice to women, with water immersion known to assist with pain relief and improve circulation and blood pressure.

“This is an exciting next step after the opening of the beautiful new Maternity Inpatient Unit featuring six additional inpatient beds and space for partners to stay in January last year.

“We are also looking forward to opening 10 more special care cots and a dedicated 24-hour Logan Maternity reception area and access road as part of the project.”

Mr Kinsella said with close to 4000 babies born at Logan Hospital each year, the new facilities would increase birthing capacity and assist staff to continue the amazing work they did every single day to care for the local community.

“The Logan and surrounding region continue to be one of the fastest growing areas across the state with Logan Hospital one of the busiest public birthing hospitals in Queensland.

“Building these birthing and maternity facilities will help ensure we are well prepared for the future growth of the region.”

The new birthing suites and water birthing pools are expected to open mid this year.

Pictured: Obstetrician Dr Hasthika Ellepola, Director of Paediatrics Dr Jan Cullen and Midwife Hannah Bowles.

Last updated 8 February 2023
Last reviewed 2 February 2023

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