RDM Visits: Westmead Private Maternity Unit

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We were invited to check out Westmead Private Hospital Maternity Unit and oh-my! We were seriously impressed. After undergoing a $25m redevelopment that was completed in March 2019, it now offers luxury-hotel style accommodation and private rooms for every mum. Designed in consultation with local parents, it aims to meet a parents every need and includes:

  • 7 birthing suites
  • 46 bed antenatal/ post natal unit
  • 14 cot Special Care Nursery
  • 8 spacious Parenting Suites (additional costs apply)
  • Women’s only Infant Feeding Support Centre supported by experienced clinicians
  • Education Centre
  • Bathing Centre
  • Rooftop garden for the whole family to enjoy
  • All private rooms with ensuite

 

 

Guaranteed Private Room

All mums that birth at Westmead Private are guaranteed a private room and one support person is welcome to stay free of charge (each standard room has a fold-out single bed or double bed)

Deluxe Parenting Suites

There are 8 ENORMOUS parenting suites where partners can stay and have all meals catered for, each fitted out with a queen-size bed, full-length wardrobe, desk, seating area for guests, widescreen TV and private ensuite. Mothers will also be treated to a gourmet hamper, bathrobe and daily newspaper.

Special Care Nursery

A 14 cot Special Care Nursery is equipped with the latest technology for babies who need extra care and offers greater privacy and comfort for parents. The superhero nurses and doctors provide incredible care and it is reassuringly co-located next to Westmead Public – one of Australia’s best tertiary neonatal care facilities, should additional support be required.

Classes

Patients can access free infant massage workshops and post-natal exercise classes for mothers and babies. There is also an extensive post-natal education program including preparation for home, bathing, settling and feeding.

  • Westmead Private continue to care for their mums and bubs after they leave, offering comprehensive postnatal support with FREE programs:
    • Mums and bub Pilates classes
    • Postnatal Support Clinic
    • Infant Massage Workshops
  • Westmead Private offers childbirth and parenting education programs in:
    • Childbirth and parenting
    • Active birth
    • Caesarean section
    • Breastfeeding
    • Physiotherapy sessions
    • 6 months access to our online antenatal learning centre

Rooftop Garden

We were blown away by this area – a beautiful light-filled rooftop terrace and indoor area to be enjoyed by parents, families and kids alike. Better still, high tea is served here every day at 2pm.

Infant Feeding Support Centre

The women’s only Infant Feeding Support Centre empowers, promotes and educates women with infant feeding and parenting skills during your hospital stay with advanced lactation support available 24/7.

Low-Cost Obstetric Care

A group of six experienced obstetricians and midwives have joined together to offer a Private Hospital Obstetric package called Bloom, which allows mothers to access private obstetric care for $990 with major funds such as BUPA, HCF, Medibank Private (other funds may incur higher fees). Click here for more information.

Book a tour

Don’t just take our word for it, why not book a tour! Tours run on Sundays and can be booked via their website. You can also check out the virtual tour here.

Parking

Entrance to Westmead Private Hospital can be gained by using the entrance on Mons Road. There is parking available on-site, either directly underneath the hospital or along the Eastern side of the building. please see the map below. Click here for more parking information.

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