|Contact||Manager of Maternity Services|
|Location||Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital |
29 - 35 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh 3340
|Service Description|| |
The Maternity Service offers supportive care for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies, from the first antenatal visit, to support in the first weeks at home.
Our approach promotes pregnancy and childbirth as a normal healthy life event.
Our Maternity Unit is located at Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital: Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh.
The friendly and professional team includes Midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, paediatricians, Allied Health and support staff. The hospital also has 24 hour anaesthetic and specialist support available.
The unit currently has two birthing suites and 11 antenatal/postnatal beds, four of which can also be used for labour and delivery. Two rooms have double beds, in these rooms, women, their newborn, and their partners can stay together after the birth for 24 hours. We are in the process of renovating our unit.
After the birth of your baby you can expect to stay in hospital for 24 to 48 hours following a vaginal birth, or 72 hours following a caesarean birth. The actual length of stay will depend on the wellbeing of you and your baby. If you choose to go home in less than 24 hours, additional domiciliary (home) visits will be provided for you.
Consultant Obstetrician, Senior Medical Officers – Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Practitioners with Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics provide 24 hours obstetric cover for the unit.Head of ObstetricsDr Nisha Knot
Dr Latika Cilly
Dr Sadaf Rizwan
Career Medical Officers - Obstetrics:
Dr Jocelyn Benedicto
Dr Lorraine Lines
General Practitioner - Graduate Diploma in Obstetrics:
Dr Rakhi Basu
Dr. Nigel Hocking
Dr. Riju Mittal
|Eligibility||Low risk pregnancy of more than 37 weeks gestation.|
|Access hours||24 hours|
|Referral process||Women can self refer, from a GP or Obstetrician to Ante-Natal Clinic at 10 Turner St|
|Cost to client|| |
Antenatal care charged by General Practitioner
Public Patient via Ante-natal clinic.
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