THE ULTIMATE MATERNITY EXPERIENCE
Peninsula Private Hospital has 3 spacious and highly equipped Birth Suites, which provide a safe and relaxed environment during labour and birth. Each suite contains all the necessary
safety equipment for the birth of your baby. Multi functional birthing beds, large private ensuite with shower, access to a deep bath, and a range of therapeutic comfort tools are accessible while you are in the birthing suite. Access to advanced medical equipment, theatre facilities, anaesthetists and paediatricians are on hand around the clock, should they be required.
Your partner and a support person are welcome to be present during labour and birth. Each birthing suite has a comfortable recliner, flat screen LCD TV, CD/IPod player, bedside telephone and kitchenette facilities.
Special Care Nursery
Our Level 2 Special Care Nursery is a spacious and secure unit, equipped to care for the needs of babies born early (after 35 weeks), or those who are unwell and/or require extra care and support. Experienced midwives trained in neonatal care are available to care for your baby’s needs as required, and paediatricians are on call 24 hours a day.
You are guaranteed a spacious, private room with your own modern ensuite. Our contempory rooms are stylishly appointed, most featuring double beds and overlooking tranquil, leafy courtyards. Your partner is welcome to stay with you overnight to share the experience and support you.
If you have had a normal, uncomplicated birth, your stay is usually up to four nights, and five nights following a caesarean section birth. The maternity unit is staffed around the clock with experienced midwives who will support you during childbirth and your recovery and work closely with you and your partner as you develop your parenting, feeding and newborn settling and care skills. Your stay is further enhanced with the provision of flat screen TVs and access to Foxtel and Wifi in every room. An onsite Hudsons Cafe offering delicious snacks and beverages is located in the main foyer of the hospital for your convenience.
Our onsite catering services department takes pride in the balanced and delicious meals that we serve. We understand the nutritional needs of new mothers, and are happy to meet dietary requirements. A dietician is available on consultation.
Partners are able to join patients as guests for a meal. We offer a complimentary meal from the standard menu for all partners on the first day, and a daily evening meal for partners who stay in our unit overnight. An onsite Hudson’s Café also offers delicious gourmet meals and hot and cold beverages.
Costs & Administration
We welcome both privately insured and self paying funded patients.
Peninsula Private Hospital has ‘Preferred Provider Agreements’ with all health funds, which means minimum or no out-of-pocket costs. Our administrative team can discuss the costs of packages if you don’t have private health insurance and would like to access our services.
Please keep in mind that additional costs during your stay may apply, such as health fund excess, copayments and hospital incidental fees or other miscellaneous costs incurred. Your doctor’s account and any other specialist service, X-Ray, pathology or pharmacy services will be billed directly to you separately. Further details are available from your doctor and health fund.
If you have any questions, call our Administration Office weekdays between 8am-4pm on (03) 9788 3606.
We recognise that the support of family and friends plays an important role in patient recovery and wellbeing.
We welcome visitors to the maternity unit. The Maternity Unit visiting hours are strictly 3.00pm – 4pm and 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
During the rest period between 12.30 pm – 3.00pm, we do not allow visitors or outside phone calls, as all new mothers need time to rest and to establish newborn feeding and settling routines. Partners are welcome to visit at any time.
Peninsula Private Hospital cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any valuables retained in your care. This includes jewellery, cash, credit cards, cheque books. We recommend that, where possible, you consider leaving items of value at home.
Taking baby home
Before you go home, our midwives will discuss resources that are available to you in the community to assist you as you transition when your return home. For your baby’s safety, please have your car fitted correctly with an approved Australian Standards baby seat/capsule prior to going home. This is a requirement by Victorian law.
Film equipment in birth suite and the operating theatre
See information on film equipment in birth suite and the operating theatre.