Having a baby is one of the most important events in your life and every birth is unique. Your care whilst in Westmead Private is co-ordinated by your Obstetrician. Westmead Private encourages women and families to have flexibility and choice with a focus on individualised care.
The Birthing Suite
The Birthing Suite comprises large modern birthing rooms that ensure a personal and safe environment for your birthing experience. There are a total of six birthing suites featuring large en-suites and shower facilities. Labouring women and their partners are offered many flexible choices to ensure a positive and safe birthing experience.
We encourage your partner and/or support person to be involved in your care during labour and overnight facilities are provided in each Birthing Suite.
Westmead Private Hospital Parenting Suites
Parenting Suites are designed to enhance your postnatal experience by enabling partners to stay and be totally involved in the care of your newborn baby.
Parenting suites include:
- Double bed
- All meals for you and your partner
- Complimentary robe and toiletry pack for mothers
- Daily Newspaper
- Fruit platter
- Stocked mini bar (including snacks and non alcoholic beverages)
To be eligible to stay, partners are requested to read and sign the Parenting Suite ‘terms and conditions’. This is to ensure the safety of your baby and the privacy of the patients in the maternity ward.
If you wish to stay in a Parenting Suite, please inform your Midwife on admission who will be happy to assist you. There is an additional charge to stay in a Parenting Suite, which may be rebatable - please check with your health fund.
For more information on the Parenting Suites, click here.
To download the brochure, click here.
Maternity Ward (including both Antenatal & Postnatal)
The Maternity Ward has 32 beds, ten of which feature double beds. We offer our maternity patients the guarantee of a private room following the birth of your baby.
We also offer a Parent Education Room and an Infant Feeding and Support Centre with a Well Baby Nursery.
Well Baby Nursery
The Infant Feeding and Support Centre offers respite care overnight if required. There is a limit on the number of babies in the nursery at any one time and it is expected that the babies will return to their mother for feeding. The service is available from 11pm until 6am.
Special Care Nursery
The Special Care Nursery is a Level 2 nursery providing any extra care and support that may be required. In the event of a baby being born prematurely or unwell, transfer to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be organised without delay.