Family-centred care

St John of God Berwick Hospital is proud to boast the most modern maternity care facility in the region.

With 22-beds, six birth suites and spacious rooms that come equipped with an ensuite, mini-fridge and spectacular views, St John of God Berwick Hospital’s maternity unit prides itself on providing family-centred care in a warm and friendly setting.

When a family chooses to have their baby at St John of God Berwick Hospital they will have access to many services that are beyond the scope of traditional hospital stays.

An onsite Special Care Nursery means parents can rest assured that their baby will be well cared for should a situation arise where he or she may require closer observation and specialist treatment.

Along with 24-hour expert medical treatment, families have access to lactation consultants, breastfeeding clinics, childbirth and grandparent education workshops, first aid and sleep settling classes, antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy classes, a 24-hour helpline before and after birth, as well as access to allied health professionals such as dieticians and counselling services.

The health and wellbeing of new mums remains a high priority for St John of God Berwick Hospital and the specialist care and attention doesn’t cease with the arrival of their baby.

Midwives are available to care for babies, while mums are invited to indulge in a relaxing salt bath to aid recovery and help soothe the body and mind. Daily high teas are served with soft and hard cheeses, herbal teas and an array of speciality cakes and fruit.

Families can also enlist the support of the hospital’s pastoral care team who can provide music therapy services or even just a listening ear for support.

The hospital even has an onsite photographer who can be booked to capture the first few days after birth.

Partners are also well-cared for with nutritious meals throughout labour, and inbuilt bedding or double beds for those wishing to stay overnight. To keep visitors entertained, the hospital offers free wi-fi as well as in-house movies and a variety of free-to-air and Foxtel channels available. For the littlest guests, a playground is also onsite adjacent to the hospital’s caf¨¦.

St John of God Berwick Hospital has its patient’s needs at the forefront of the services it provides and sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference.

Just having access to fresh air can be the highlight of a hospital stay, so, fortunately, guests can access the maternity balcony and relative’s lounge when a change of scenery or more space to relax or visit with family is required.

To arrange a tour of these modern facilities, call 8784 5300 to reserve a place.

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