Northern Beaches Birthing Facility and Services

Here for you and your baby

Birthing suites

Our large, luxurious birthing suites have the very best technology, including fetal monitoring in the room.
For safety reasons, our birthing suite has completely secure access with intercom connecting visitors to staff.

Postnatal rooms

Our beautiful modern rooms include a large en suite bathroom, an a la carte menu, and stunning views of the Northern Beaches. We have a 1,400-space car part on-site as well as drop off areas close to the main entrance for birthing mums.

Our comprehensive range of services include:

  • specialist ultrasound
  • baths for birthing and baths for pain relief
  • secure Special Care Nursery co-located for ease of access to your baby (should they require this service)
  • access to a full range of specialist medical services
  • anytime visiting hours for partners and support people
  • newborn testing
  • lactation consultants
  • postnatal follow-up care
  • counselling and support
  • education, including breastfeeding, pain management and safe infant sleeping
  • newborn hearing screening
  • baby and infant CPR
  • car seat and safety advice.

If we can help with any specific requirements, please enquire at the time of booking.

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Book a Birthing Suite

We understand that every one of our expectant mums will have different needs and expectations throughout pregnancy and childbirth. We will make every effort to care for and support you, your baby, and your family throughout you journey.

Book as a private or public patient here.

Booking form for Antenatal classes as a private patient here.

Booking form for Antenatal classes as a public patient here.

Childbirth and Parenting Education

To book a public class, please fill out this form and return it to nbhpublicbirthing@healthscope.com.au

To book a private class, please fill out this form and return it to nbhprivatebirthing@healthscope.com.au

If you are a private BUPA patient attending antenatal classes, please complete this form and return it along with the private Antenatal Class Booking form to nbhprivatebirthing@healthscope.com.au

Our Obstetricians

Dr Sean Burnet

Dr Sean Burnet has been working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney for more than 14 years. He completed his training at The Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney. He has also completed a Fellowship year in Advanced Laparoscopic and Pelvic Surgery in Western Sydney at Sydney West Advanced Pelvic Surgery Unit (SWAPS).

Dr Burnet is involved in the lecturing and teaching of medical students at both the University of Sydney and The University of NSW.

Dr Burnet is married and has two children. He appreciates the joys of parenthood and understands the anxieties around childbirth which prospective parents can feel. Having been involved in the management of many pregnancies Sean has developed the expertise and skills required to minimise risk to mum and baby and to give parents the assurance they need. He recognises a mother’s autonomy in decisions around childbirth and he seeks to actively provide support and reassurance to mothers and their partners in this regard. Reviews can be read here.

Dr Sean Burnet
Suite 1.06, Mater Clinic, 3-9 Gillies St, North Sydney 2060
Telephone: 0401 249 092


Dr Tony Bushati

Dr Tony Bushati MBBSFRANZCOG MRANZCOG is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynecologist with a patient focused philosophy and a passion for providing high quality care in women's health.

Dr Bushati completed his intern and residency training at the St George Hospital network and after considering all specialties, he found his niche inObstetrics and Gynecology. He went onto complete his speciality training through the St George Hospital network, which included placements at Royal Women's Hospital in Randwick, Sutherland Shire Hospital and Bankstown Hospital.

Dr Bushati held a teaching position at the University of NSW Faculty of Medicine. He is currently a conjoint lecturer at the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine where he teaches medical students, as well as junior doctors.

Dr Tony Bushati
Suite 205, SAN Clinic Tulloch, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahronnga NSW 2076

Phone: (02) 8524 2011


Dr Evelyn Chia

Dr Evelyn Chia is a qualified obstetrician and gynaecologist serving women on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. Born in Singapore and trained in Australia, she combines an exceptional level of expertise in her chosen fields with a natural compassion and understanding of her patients’ needs.

In 2000, Evelyn graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor in Medicine,Bachelor of Surgery and a Bachelor of Science. She gained experience in pediatrics and surgery during a stint at Prince of Wales Hospital, before specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology at Westmead Hospital. She trained in laparoscopic surgery at Royal North Shore and Mater Hospitals.

Since 2006, she has also undertaken teaching and mentoring commitments, including an Associate Lecturer role at the University of Sydney, as well as training junior doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Having been brought up amidst the cultural melting pot of Singapore before coming to Australia, Evelyn knows how important it is to feel comfortable when discussing personal health matters.Patients can speak with her in English, Cantonese or Mandarin, whichever language they feel most relaxed speaking.

Dr Evelyn Chia
Suite 106/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Telephone: 02 9412 3808


Dr Jim Ferry

Dr Jim Ferry is the owner of Manly Beach Babies where he currently practices as an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Dr Ferry is immensely experienced in gynaecology and has delivered more than 5,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician.

Dr Ferry trained initially at Glasgow University and qualified as a doctor in Scotland. After stints in Canada and Texas he then worked as a GP in Manly,with a very large practice, prior to specialising, with training at RPA and the Royal Women's Hospital, as well as further training in the UK.

Dr Jim Ferry
Level 5, 22 Darley Road, Manly NSW 2095
Telephone: 9977 0581


Dr Paul Fowler

Dr Paul Fowler is one of Sydney’s leading Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG).

Dr Fowler graduated from the University of NSW in 1991 and completed a Diploma of Child Health at the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in 1994. Dr Fowler trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Royal North Shore Hospital, as well as gaining experience at Salisbury Hospital in the United Kingdom completing his training in early 2002. He is still involved in teaching medical students and training registrars at Royal North Shore Hospital.

DrPaul Fowler
Level 5, 22 Darley Road, Manly NSW 2095
Telephone: 02 9976 0911


Dr David Jollow

Dr David Jollow graduated from Medicine at the University of NSW. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was senior registrar in 2001

and 2002.

David started private practice in Mona Vale in 2003 and has been working at Sydney Adventist Hospital since 2005. Other hospital appointments include Sydney Adventist Hospital, as well as being the Head of Department at Hornsby Kuringai Hospital.

David has special interests in high risk obstetrics, including twins. He has substantial experience in all forms of gynaecology, including Colposcopy. David also specialises in advanced minimally invasive surgery.

Dr David Jollow

Suite 406, 20 Bungan Street, Mona Vale

Telephone: 02 9999 2977


Dr Chester Kent

Dr Kent graduated from the University of NSW and completed his specialty training at the Women’s Hospital in Sydney. Dr Kent became a lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at Aberdeen University and senior registrar at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in Scotland. Returning to Australia in 1985, he became an accredited specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist at Sydney Adventist Hospital and has had appointments with various hospitals including Mona Vale Hospital.

Dr Kent was involved in research studying fetal growth in pregnancies complicated by diabetes and growth restriction using MRI. He is a member of AGES (Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society), AAVIS (Association of Ambulatory Vaginal& Incontinence Surgeons) and ASCCP (Australian Society of Colposcopy &Cervical Pathology).

Dr Chester Kent

Suite 12, 17 Bungan Street, Mona Vale

Telephone: 02 9997 3466

Dr Chester Kent

Dr Stephen Lyons

Dr Lyons completed his medical degree at the University of Sydney and undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at Royal North Shore Hospital, including a secondment in the United Kingdom at Odstock Hospital, Salisbury. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), he undertook two years of advanced training in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery at Sydney’s Royal Hospital for Women.

Dr Lyons is passionate about education and is involved with medical student, junior medical officer and specialist-in-training teaching at Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Universities of Sydney and NSW and an examiner for the RANZCOG Membership examination.

Dr Lyons is a Councillor on the Board of RANZCOG and Chair of Education on the RANZCOG NSW Regional Committee. He is also a Director on the Board of the Australasian Gynaecolgical Endoscopy & Surgery Society (AGES).

Dr Stephen Lyons

Suite 106, 3-9 Gillies Street, North Sydney NSW 2060

Telephone: 02 9955 5888


Dr Adam Mackie

Dr Adam Mackie is an obstetrician and gynaecologist committed to providing the best possible care and believes that in order to do so each woman must be treated as an individual. To achieve this Dr Mackie draws on his ability to listen to a woman’s expectations and communicate with her the best options based on his extensive evidence based knowledge and experience.

Dr Mackie graduated from the University of Sydney’s Graduate Medical Program and completed his obstetrics and gynaecology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was both the Senior Registrar and Pelvic Surgery Fellow. During his training Dr Mackie also completed a MBA in Health Management focusing on improving the delivery of high quality evidence based healthcare for women. After finishing his training in Australia, Dr Mackie took his passion for obstetrics to Europe working at the world-renowned National Maternity Hospital in Dublin as their Labour Ward Research Fellow.

Dr Mackie jointly runs several high risk obstetric clinics as well as sessions as the consultant responsible for the delivery ward at a major Sydney teaching hospital. His high-risk obstetric interests include women requiring assessment in early pregnancy, women with diabetes and pregnant women who have previously had caesarean sections (VBAC) or other surgery that may affect their pregnancy.

Dr Mackie is committed to teaching medical students and junior doctors through his role as a clinical tutor and mentor. He is currently participating in a range of research and audit activities designed to improve the care and outcomes for a broader group of women beyond those women he directly cares for. Recent research has focused on reducing caesarean rates and improving intrapartum care and experiences for pregnant women.

Dr AdamMackie

Suite 3.03, 205 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065

Telephone: 1300 330 990


Dr Mark Ruff

Dr Mark Ruff studied medicine at The University of Sydney,where he graduated with honours. After internship and residency, he commenced specialist training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He excelled in the training program, scoring the top mark in the written exam.

In his final two years of specialist training, he pursued an interest in advanced laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, successfully obtaining a fellowship position with the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy &Surgery Society. While completing this fellowship, Dr Ruff also obtained a Masters of Advanced Gynaecological Surgery from Western Sydney University,graduating with distinction.

Dr Mark Ruff

Suite 12 17 Bungan St Mona Vale, 2103

Telephone: 02 9979 6133


Dr Sarah Woodbury

Dr Sarah Woodbury is a highly accomplaished, warm and down to earth working mother with more than a decade of experience as one of Sydney’s popular obstetricians.

Dr Woodbury has a special interest in risk management and preventative practices. Dr Woodbury has supported thousands of mums and dads from early pregnancy, birth and post birth. Her experience and excellent track record for safely delivering thousands of babies is reflected in the number of people who return for subsequent pregnancies and referrals to friends and family.

Her patients are her priority, giving them practical, organised,supportive and professional care. Dr Woodbury’s aim is to deliver a healthy baby into the arms of a healthy, happy mum and dad to start their new lives together.

Dr Sarah Woodbury

Level 5, 22 Darley Road, Manly 2095

Telephone: 02 9977 6918


Dr Joyce Wu

Dr Joyce Wu is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who strives to provide comprehensive women-centred care. She believes that a thorough understanding of a woman’s background and expectations is the key to successfully managing her health issues.

After completing a combined Science and Medical degree at University of New South Wales in 2006, Joyce found passion in women’s health during her resident years. She completed her obstetrics and gynaecology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and undertook further fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery and urogynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Westmead Hospital. She has been involved in various research projects and presented at multiple national conferences. She has also provided extensive support and mentorship for current and past trainees.

In addition to her competency in managing both high risk and low risk pregnancies, Joyce’s clinical interests include management of abnormal pap smears, contraceptive advice, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse, and urinary incontinence.

Joyce’s family influence and migrant experience enabled her to appreciate the importance of culture in women’s health. Joyce seeks to listen to the women’s needs, and provide the highest standard of care that is both individualised and integrated. Joyce consults in English and Mandarin.

Her areas of interest include:

  • Menstrual abnormalities and pelvic pain
  • Prolapse and incontinence
  • Abnormal pap smears
  • Management of complicated and low risk pregnancies

Dr Joyce Wu

Suite 203, 135Macquarie Street Sydney

Telephone: 02 92511525


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