Read our maternity guide
For all the latest information, read our maternity guide here. The guide is based on information that mums have told us they would find useful.
What to bring
For labour and delivery
Bring anything you like to make yourself comfortable during labour your favourite pillow, music, oils, a TENS machine. You and your partner/support person will have access to refreshments, but are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
For the maternity ward
- nappies and wipes
- comfortable clothing for mum
- maternity pads and breast pads. We also recommend Hydrogel Breast Discs for their soothing and healing properties during the transition to breastfeeding
- clothing and a swaddle for bub to go home in.
- check out what to pack for labour and hospital - a checklist for a complete guide.
Newborn screening test
The newborn screening test is performed on all babies born in Australia once they are 48 hours old. This test is used to detect metabolic disorders that unless treated can affect your baby’s development. We can provide further information before asking for your consent.
The NSW Statewide Infant Screening Hearing (SWISH) program is offered to all babies. The test is offered as soon as possible after birth and takes about 10 – 20 minutes to complete. Sometimes this test will need to be performed after you have gone home with baby and we can arrange an appointment with you.
We have a Lactation Consultant available to you throughout your stay with us to give advice about feeding baby and to support you through the whole process. First time mums or mums who would appreciate a refresh - we are here to help without judgement.
Your baby’s Blue Book is given to you after the birth and needs to stay with baby during your hospital stay so that we can complete medical records prior to discharge. Your baby’s growth, development, medical history and immunisations will be recorded in the Blue Book. You should take this with you to all of your baby’s future health appointments.
Forms to register the birth of your baby and to claim maternity allowance are issued to you during your stay. It is essential you take these home with you as they cannot be redistributed. You have 60 days to register your baby’s birth at www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Personalised care board
We use a personalised care board in your room, as another way to keep you and your family involved in your care. This is updated regularly by our health professionals with information about your care. Please use to jot down reminders and questions to ask your doctor or midwife.
Our catering team takes pride in making sure you have delicious meals and snacks throughout your stay with us. It is important that you feel well-nourished and pampered.
Our menu for private mums includes:
- a ‘congratulations plate’ with freshly made macarons and chocolate dipped strawberries
- breakfast, lunch and dinner
- our famous high tea with a selection of sweets and scones, fruit, sandwiches and exquisite savouries
- gourmet snack boxes and chilled light meals available to you and partner 24/7 on the ward.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know and we can cater to your needs.
Servicing your room
We aim for hotel standards in terms of cleanliness of your room. If you need towels changed, additional toiletries or the room cleaned, just let us know.
There is a large restaurant, convenience store, florist and ATM on the ground floor. Wifi is available throughout the hospital.