Maternity: Our Facilities & Services
Our Facilities & Services
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.
Maternity Ward (including both Antenatal & Postnatal)The Maternity Ward has 32 beds, ten of which feature double beds. We are pleased to offer all of our maternity patients the guarantee of a private room. There is no shared accommodation in our maternity unit.
We also offer a Parent Education Room and a Well Baby Nursery.
Well Baby Nursery (Wombat)
A Well Baby Nursery is available to provide mothers with “time out” 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.
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.
Tours are held twice a week. This is a comprehensive tour of all areas within the Maternity Unit and hospital. The tours are held:
Tuesday evening at 5.15p.m.
Saturday afternoons at 3.30p.m
These tours are free of charge and no booking is necessary. Please meet at the main reception desk five minutes prior
Your Health Care Team
Along with your private obstetrician, the Westmead Private Hospital health care team comprises midwives, postnatal nurses, mothercraft nurses, lactation specialists, neonatal care staff and childbirth educators.
Physiotherapy at Westmead Private Hospital
Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services is responsible for providing physiotherapy care to our mothers. Free postnatal physiotherapy classes, in which appropriate exercises are demonstrated and discussed, are run three times a week. All mothers (and fathers) are invited to attend these classes. In addition, individual consultation can be arranged for specific musculoskeletal and/or continence problems (there may be a cost involved with individual consultations). Outpatient physiotherapy can be arranged through Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services – located in Westmead (9633-1035) or Blacktown (9672 3511) or Penrith (4721 5788) rooms both during your pregnancy and after your discharge from hospital. If you have any questions about pelvic floor exercises, or indeed any aspect of physiotherapy care and exercising during pregnancy, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the physiotherapy team on: (02) 8837-9000.