When You Arrive At North Eastern Community Hospital
If you think that you may be commencing labour or have ruptured your membranes, please do not hesitate to contact the Maternity unit on 08 8366 8255 as early as possible.
Please contact the Maternity Unit staff on 08 8366 8255 before you leave home to come to the hospital to ensure they are prepared for your arrival.
During office hours admission is via the Admission Office on the First Floor which can be accessed from the car park. After hours, admittance to North Eastern Community Hospital is through the main entrance off Heading Street.
Parking is available in the car park in the front of the hospital and nursing home. Limited parking is available in the streets surrounding the hospital but we do ask you to be considerate of our neighbours.
Postnatal Care – Helping You Care For Your Baby
During your stay you will be guided by our midwives in techniques for bathing, dressing and settling your baby. Our midwives will also assist and support you to establish the feeding method of your choice for your baby.
Postnatal education sessions are held on Tuesday and Friday mornings and you are encouraged to attend as these meetings are very beneficial for new mothers.
Although the hospital has facilities to lock items away, we encourage you to leave anything of value at home. North Eastern Community Hospital is unable to accept responsibility for the loss of valuables or money.
North Eastern Community Hospital welcomes visitors to the hospital and recognizes their importance to our patients.
However, in the Maternity Unit we do not encourage visits to be made outside of visiting hours (excluding husbands/partners and siblings). Our visiting hour’s policy allows our mothers:
- time to rest;
- to spend some time alone with their husbands/partners and or siblings;
- to be cared for by the midwife;
- to be visited by the Doctors; and
- to attend education sessions on caring for their baby.
Visiting Hours are:
3:00pm to 5:00pm
6:30pm to 8:00pm
All mothers are encouraged to have a rest period between 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm.
Visitors outside of these hours are at the discretion of the Registered Midwife. It would also be appreciated if:
- Children who are visiting are closely supervised and not permitted to wander freely around the ward, run up and down the corridor or play unsupervised in the patient’s lounge.
- Noise be kept to a minimum especially in the corridors and balcony areas.
- Visitors and children suffering from any infectious/contagious ailments e.g. coughs, colds, flu, conjunctivitis, etc. should not visit until they have fully recovered from their ailment.