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Women and Children's Health

A barely visible noticeboard in the nurses’ station, over-crowded with thank you cards and baby pictures, stands testament to the gratefulness of new mums and dads for the quality birthing service provided to them at Blue Mountains Hospital.

NUM Therese Ross knows what it’s like to work at a busy maternity unit, having worked at Nepean for 15 years, but she says the peace and quiet, privacy and quality birthing service that Blue Mountains Hospital offers is perfect for low-risk natural and planned caesarean births and offers a ‘personal touch’. Both local families and those from down the hill can birth at Blue Mountains Hospital. “We love having them up,” Therese says of families from the Nepean area. “They love it. Their partner can stay, and they have a single ensuite room – and there is free parking.”

“We introduced the Birthing with Altitude program last year with Nepean Hospital. The program allows pregnant women from across the Local Health District the opportunity to choose to have their elective low-risk caesarean birth here at Blue Mountains Hospital,” she added.

The Hospital has an obstetrician, paediatrician and anaesthetist available 24/7.

Therese also looks after the Children’s Ward where common conditions for children are bronchiolitis, asthma or infections. The ward is very grateful for all the community support and for the volunteers and Rotary groups that provide ongoing support.

For more information see the NBMLHD Women and Children's Health pages...





Friday, 25 May 2018 10:19:34 AM