Maternity: Admission Information
How to book
Once your pregnancy has been confirmed and you have arranged an appointment with an obstetrician, please fill in our online booking registration form. You will receive an automatic email reply to confirm that your online registration has been received and then a complete package of booking forms will be forwarded to you in the mail. Please note that your maternity booking at Peninsula Private Hospital is not guaranteed until we have received your completed paperwork. To secure your booking, it is advised that you return your booking forms within two weeks of receiving them. For any questions or queries regarding maternity bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact our maternity bookings officer on 9788 3468 for information on booking into the maternity unit.
Private Health Insurance
Contact your private health fund who will confirm your level of cover and advise you if there is an excess or co-payment on your policy.
Previous Medical Treatment
If you have been receiving treatment elsewhere – especially outside Australia – please be sure to advise your specialist.
How to make a booking for confinement
When you visit your obstetrician, he/she will provide you with a pack of important information that you’ll need to bring to Peninsula Private when you attend your first visit.
Telephone the maternity unit on 9788 3468 to make an appointment for your first visit.
During this visit, the admissions coordinator will check the completed paperwork including booking you into the hospital for confinement, and provide you with a guided tour of the maternity facility.
You may wish to have a private conversation with the coordinator during this first visit; that can be arranged when you make your appointment over the phone.
Child birth education sessions are offered as a series of three evening or weekend workshops, tailored to meet your needs and to coincide with a pregnancy of 28-32 weeks. A physiotherapy class is also offered earlier in the pregnancy between 16-20 weeks.
If you have any questions about your planned confinement, don’t hesitate to contact the maternity unit at any time on 9788 3468
Peninsula Private Hospital has ‘Preferred Provider Agreements' with all health funds, which means minimum or no out-of-pocket costs associated with your hospital stay.
At about 32 weeks, you should expect a courtesy call from business office staff requesting payment of any out of pocket hospital expenses.
If requested, the hospital will liaise with your health fund on your behalf. We do ask that you settle your hospital account on discharge.
Please keep in mind that in addition to your hospital account, your doctor's account and any expenses incurred as a result of X-Ray, Pathology, Pharmacy, paediatrician or anaesthetic services will be billed to you separately. Staff in the Front Office will be happy to discuss any accommodation fees with you on request.
Staff are also happy to discuss expenses with you if you are considering having your baby at Peninsula Private Hospital and don’t contribute to a Private Health Fund (Self-insured). Don’t be afraid to ask for an itemised quote for your hospital stay.
For those prospective patients who are not insured, a Pre-Payment Plan is available. An initial deposit is required to confirm your booking and subsequent payments may, if you wish, be made monthly and the balance paid two months prior to admission. For further information and specifics contact the maternity unit on 9788 3468.
WHAT TO BRING TO HOSPITAL
- Nightie/Pyjamas and dressing gown
- Comfortable day clothes (for post-natal period)
- 2 packets of nursing pads
- Hot pack for labour
- Loose comfortable clothing for labour
- Breast feeding bra x 2
- 3 packets of sanitary pads, 2 maternity, and one regular
- Favourite pillow
- Lip balm and lollies, music CDs, massage aids, camera, hair ties
- 8-10 Nightgowns/jumpsuits
- 8 Singlets
- 4 Bunny rugs
- Baby wipes x 2 large packs
- Medicare number and Health Fund details
- Baby comb
- Ramsay Breast Feeding book provided during Child Birth Education classes
- Muslin (cotton) sheet for a baby wrap x 2
- 3 packets of disposable nappies
- Outfit for going home
(Please ensure that all items are personally named)
If you are electing to feed baby with formula, you will need to bring into hospital the following
- 8 bottles with caps and teats
- A tin of your preferred formula
- Jug for heating the bottles
- Pacifier (dummy)
- Microwave steriliser (otherwise the hospital steriliser may be used)
We recommend you leave all personal items of value at home including money and jewellery. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of any item brought into the hospital.
Before Admission to hospital
When labour commences contact the midwives on the Midwifery Direct Line 9788 3468 and let them know you are on your way to hospital.
For after hours admission please use the audio visual intercom system located at the south side of the hospital called the Night Entrance.
Education and support
Our experienced midwives will assist you with any breast feeding issues you may have. Ring for advice on 9788 3468. Physiotherapy assessments are provided on an individual basis and post-natal exercise instruction is available twice a week. Pre natal Grandparent evenings are information sessions held every six weeks for approximately 2 hours to help prepare the new grandparents for their new roles.