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Women and Children's Health Services at Nepean Hospital

Visiting Hours

Our visiting hours are 10am to 8pm.

Antenatal Care

We have an antenatal clinic and a 24 bed Antenatal/Gynaecology ward. Our antenatal ward comprises of a limited number of single rooms and shared rooms. The ward cares for antenatal women with complex medical needs during pregnancy.  Our specialist midwifery staff assist women through this time with their additional needs.

The antenatal clinic cares for women during their pregnancy journey.  We offer several different options for antenatal care in pregnancy, these include GP shared care; Caseload Midwifery; Obstetric Led Care and Midwifery Led Care. 

We recommend that you contact the hospital at 10 weeks of pregnancy to arrange for your first appointment for your antenatal care. At this visit we will complete a comprehensive assessment of your medical history and discuss care options with you.

For bookings for the Antenatal Clinic phone: 4734 2373

Go to our Antenatal and Gynaecology Ward page.

 

Birth Unit

Our birth unit provides a quality service offering a range of childbirth options.  Our midwives and obstetricians work together to provide optimal care for labour and birth.  We have 8 Birthing rooms all with ensuite facilites. We encourage women to have one or two support people to provide support for them during labour and birth.

For enquiries phone 4734 2295

Go to our Birth Unit page.

 

Childbirth & Early Parenting Classes

Providing information and choices throughout pregnancy, birth and the early months of parenting.  We offer classes weeknights and Saturdays for over 20’s and a week day class for young parents under 20. 

For bookings please contact phone: 4734 2373

 

Children's Ward (Paediatrics)

Our Paediatric Ward offers up to 24 beds with a friendly specialised dedicated Paediatric team. We care for Children with general medical, general surgical and orthopaedic needs. We have a purpose made Paediatric Pain friendly Treatment room, a play room for children and a play therapist available for our inpatients.

The Paediatric division also provides a number of specialised clinics including: Preadmission, diabetic, food challenges, growth and development clinics.

For all enquires phone 4734 2208

Go to our Children's Ward page.

 

Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit (FMAU)

Located next to our birth unit the fetal maternal assessment unit is utilised to attend additional assessments of women in the antenatal period who have increased medical needs.  This may be a planned day stay visit or an unplanned visit for women if they have some medical concerns for themselves or their unborn baby.  We have 5 assessment beds and 8 recliner chairs in this area.

 

Gynaecology Care

Acute Gynaecology assessment service.  This service runs through our Women and Children’s Health outpatient department Monday to Friday.

We provide a number of gynaecology clinics through the Women and Children’s Health outpatient department.

For enquiries and bookings please contact: 02 4734 2373

 

Maternity Care

We are a level 6 maternity unit providing care to women includingthose identified at risk.  We assist with approximately 3700 births ayear.

 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The NICU admits between  900 – 1000 newborns per year, approximately 10% of these being under 30 weeks gestation at birth. The unit is funded for 11 level 3 beds (intensive care ventilation) and 25 level 2 beds (high dependency and special care).

The unit provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive specialty care to newborn infants with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions, including extremely premature infants born as early as 24 weeks gestation.

Parents are encouraged to be active in their baby’s care. However, due to the special needs of all the newborns we care for within the unit, some restrictions apply regarding visiting. Parents are welcome to visit at any time. Family and friends are welcome to visit, between 11am to 12 noon and 6.00pm to 8.00pm but must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

For enquiries phone: 4734 2850

Go to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) page.

 

Perinatal Ultrasound

This department provides an ultrasound service for obstetric andgynaecological patients within the NBMLHD. The Department performsapproximately 14000 scans annually using high resolution 2D, 3D and 4Dimaging.

The following Obstetric services are available in the department: 1st Trimester Dating/Viability scans; 1st Trimester Nuchal Translucency Screening; 18-20 week Morphology Scans; Third Trimester Growth Scans;Tertiary Referrals.

Perinatal Ultrasound provides Prenatal Testing services including:Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS); Amniocentesis; Counselling for NIPT(Non-invasive prenatal testing).

Gynaecological imaging is also available including:Transabdominal/Transvaginal pelvic ultrasounds; Sonohysterography;HyCoSy- for the investigation of infertility.

Operating hours are 0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday

For an appointment  phone: 4734 2578

Go to our Perinatal Ultrasound page.

 

Postnatal Care

We have a 30 bed postnatal unit.  Our dedicated postnatal team arehere to provide support and care after the birth of your baby.

Women stay between 4 and 24 hours after a normal vaginal birth; and 48 hours after a caesarean birth.

We offer a buffet breakfast with education sessions and bathingdemonstrations daily on the postnatal ward.  We have a dailybreastfeeding class for all women to assist with infant feeding.

Upon discharge from the hospital we offer women midwifery at home ifthey live within the Nepean Hospital local government area; we canfollow up at the hospital if they live outside our area.

For enquiries phone: 4734 2311

Go to our Postnatal Unit page.

 

Women and Children’s Outpatients Department

The Women and Children’s Outpatients Department cares for women during their pregnancy journey. 

We recommend that you contact the hospital at 8-10 weeks of pregnancy to arrange for your first appointment for your antenatal care. At this visit we will complete a comprehensive assessment of your medical and obstetric history and discuss care options for your pregnancy.

We offer several options for antenatal care in pregnancy, these include GP shared care; Caseload Midwifery; Midwifery Group Practice, Obstetric Led Care and Midwifery Led Care with an option for outreach community midwives clinics. We offer some midwife clinics out of hours.

Other services available include counselling with a psychologist, mental health and drug & alcohol services for pregnant women. The Nepean Blue Mountains Obesity Service, which includes the OPAL Clinic for pregnant women, is also available.  Woman attending the OPAL Clinic have access to a midwife, obstetrician, dietitian, physiotherapy and psychologists.

For bookings for the Antenatal Clinic phone: 4734 2373

 

 

Other Hospitals and Services

For information specific to your hospital visit the Women and Children's Health pages for:

Blue Mountains Hospital

Lithgow Hospital

Nepean Hospital

We also have information about State Wide Infant Screening - Hearing (SWISH)

 

 

 

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