Other services include • Physiotherapy • Breastfeeding clinic • Pastoral Services • Room service, in addition to normal meals Maternity services Bookings Once the decision has been made to have a baby at St John of God Hospital Subiaco, your obstetrician will make the booking. More detailed information about the Maternity Unit services will be sent when your booking is confirmed. RAPHAEL CENTRE Our highly experienced and specialised team in the Raphael Centre provide a family centred service which offers support and information for parents affected by anxiety or depression during pregnancy, or, in the two years following the birth of their baby. St John of God Hospital, Subiaco is located on Salvado Road, just west of the Mitchell Freeway Vincent and Powis Street exits. For parents, the following services include: • Telephone support and information – 1300 306 828 • Individual therapy and assessment • Postnatal anxiety and depression therapeutic groups • Parent-infant therapeutic programs Referral to the Raphael Centre from a Medical Practitioner is not always required. Some services attract a fee, which may be rebatable through Medicare. Please telephone the Centre on 1300 306 828 for further information. A DIVISION OF ST JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE INC. 12 Salvado Road Subiaco WA 6008 Tel: 61 8 9382 6111 Fax: 61 8 9381 7180 www.sjog.org.au Email: [email protected] ARBN 051 960 911 ABN 21 930 207 958 (Limited Liability) Incorporated in Western Australia Published July 2008 Our facilities St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of Catholic hospitals, diagnostic and outreach services, basing its care on the values of Hospitality, Compassion, Respect, Justice and Excellence. Maternity services St John of God Health Care, a leading provider of Catholic Health Care, bases its care on the Christian Values of Hospitality, Compassion, Respect, Justice and Excellence. The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion. As one of Australia’s leading private hospitals, we have a long-standing reputation for holistic care, complemented by the most advanced medical technology. Our Maternity Unit, which has been operating for over 62 years, has an outstanding reputation. The Unit is supported by Western Australia’s leading obstetricians and caters for the full range of birthing needs. As approaches to pregnancy and birth have changed in the community, the hospital has responded accordingly to ensure that our patients receive first class care in relaxed and friendly surroundings. We deliver more than 3,000 babies each year, and our team is committed to ensuring that the birth of each baby is a truly wonderful experience. Healthy Pregnancy Seminar This free educational seminar should be attended as early in pregnancy as possible. The seminars are run in the evening and provide a wide variety of information on pregnancy and beyond. The seminar is presented by Parent Education Midwives, Clinical Psychologists and a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Bookings are necessary. Delivery Suite Our Delivery Suite provides a safe and supportive birthing environment where the individual preferences of parents are acknowledged, including a family birthing suite which provides a home-like atmosphere. The Delivery Suite also includes a dedicated obstetric theatre to ensure there is no delay should an emergency arise. We recognise that the birth of a baby is an important event for the family and strongly encourage partners and/or support persons to stay during labour. Parent Education Program Our Parent Education Department offers the most comprehensive Parent Education service in Australia, assisting you through the journey from early pregnancy to supporting you as first time parents in the 12 months following your baby’s birth. Our evening and day parenting courses cover all aspects of labour, breastfeeding and parenting skills and include classes for grandparents. Antenatal/Postnatal Wards Our antenatal and postnatal wards are staffed with experienced midwives and nurses who are able to assist with mothercrafting skills. We also have specialist lactation consultants available to offer advice should there be difficulties with breastfeeding. After the birth, we continue to provide support with a choice of mothers groups depending on specific needs, eg for new mothers, multiple births and solo mums. The Parent Education department is located adjacent to the main hospital, in St John of God House. The antenatal/postnatal wards consist of all private rooms, many with double beds. Each room has television, telephone, en-suite ,tea/coffee making facilities, fridge and baby care facilities to make the stay in hospital as comfortable as possible. Partners are able to stay overnight if desired. Maternity Unit Tour Neonatal Unit The Neonatal Unit is a high dependency, level 2 nursery, which provides specialised care for babies from 32 weeks gestation. Premature babies, born before 37 weeks gestation, and unwell babies are clinically assessed and cared for in the Unit until they are able to be transferred to the postnatal ward. Home Services For those electing for early postnatal discharge from hospital, our Home Services department have midwives available to provide postnatal care for mother and baby in the home environment. A tour of the Maternity Unit takes place on Sundays at 2pm. The tour, commencing in the hospital foyer, is conducted by a midwife and visits all departments in the Maternity Unit. Partners and support people are welcome. Bookings are not necessary for this tour.
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