Your careNorthern Beaches Hospital will be the primary hospital for the local area, treating both public and private patients in a safe and supportive healthcare environment. Whether you choose to come to hospital as a public or a private patient, you will receive the same high standard of care.
The range of services available will reduce the need to travel outside the Northern Beaches for everything except the most highly specialised types of treatment that is only provided at few hospitals state-wide. At Healthscope, we also recognise the importance of bridging the gap between the hospital environment and community based services. We will work with Northern Sydney Local Health District to ensure there is a coordinated approach to your care.
Coming to hospital as a private patient
For the first time, you will be able to choose private hospital accommodation in your Northern Beaches area, close to family and friends.
As a private patient you will have a superior single room with en suite, your choice of specialist, plus a range of benefits including a la carte menu, free Wi-Fi internet and Foxtel.
Coming to hospital as a public patient
Northern Beaches Hospital will provide free care for public patients under an arrangement with Northern Sydney Local Health District. The standard of clinical care will be exactly the same, whether you are a public or a private patient.
Women will have access to the newest maternity services in NSW, with support throughout the entire antenatal and delivery period of their pregnancy when Northern Beaches Hospital opens in late 2018.
With 40 beds in maternity services, 10 purpose-built birthing suites and 12 special care nursery cots, the new hospital will provide more than is currently available on the Northern Beaches.
Whether it’s a vaginal or caesarean delivery, supported by midwives and obstetricians, options will be available to women from our superb facility.
We have birthing pools, if women want to give birth in water, or for pain relief during labour.
For the first time on the Northern Beaches, we will be able to look after women delivering early, from as early as 32 weeks.
Public and private patients will have beautiful rooms with en-suite that meet the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines’ standards.
The hospital’s approach to birthing will follow the NSW Health Policy Directive: Maternity - Towards Normal Birth in NSW and guided by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG).
Our comprehensive range of services includes:
- Early pregnancy assessment
- Antenatal education for pain management and breast feeding
- Newborn testing
- Specialist obstetric ultrasound services on site
- Lactation consultants
- Diabetes services that incorporate gestational diabetes management
- Postnatal drop-in care – for help with any problems parents may be having
- Psychological services provided by specifically qualified clinical Psychologists
- Mental health consultation and liaison services
- Follow up care in the home post-delivery, as required
- Multidisciplinary care including allied health services during pregnancy and post-delivery
- Access to a full range of complementary specialist medical services
Tours of Northern Beaches Hospital maternity services will be available from 2018.