Maternity Unit Renovation
We are delighted to announce that the Birthing Suite and Postnatal Ward are now operating as normal following the completion of the refurbishment project’s second stage.
The work, which began in November 2020, is set to wrap-up in August 2021. So far, we have undertaken a full renovation of the postnatal ward bedrooms, bathrooms, corridors, staff areas, and shared facilities. There has also been a light refurbishment of the Level 6 foyer and Delivery Suite. In the last and final stage, we will be renovating the overflow rooms in the adjacent surgical ward to bring these up to the same level as those in the Maternity Unit.
Prince of Wales Private Hospital now offers families premium maternity accommodation right here in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Our new facilities match the exceptional quality of care provided by our doctors, midwives and staff!
If you’re having a baby with us in the coming months, please rest assured; we have a range of measures in place to ensure you and your family will not be impacted by the project. Large hospitals like ours are experienced in managing upgrades while, at the same time, continuing services with minimal disruption.
Our Hospital has a reputation for quality care and you can expect no less during this time. All staff, including our Maternity team and Hospital management, will work to make your experience with us as positive and as comfortable as possible.
- Will I be sharing a room during the refurbishment?
The recently refurbished postnatal ward is all single rooms. However, during the third and final stage of the renovation due for completion in August, some patients may be allocated a single room in the nearby surgical ward. It would only be in exceptional circumstances during the period of the renovation where patients would be required to share.
- What steps are being taken to minimise noise during the renovations?
Stage 1 and 2 of the redevelopment have been completed, and we only have a section of overflow rooms to go. These rooms are separate from the Maternity Unit, with hoarding and acoustic blankets to create a sound barrier. Minimal disturbance is anticipated for the vast majority of this final stage.
- Will Little Luxuries be opening during the renovations?
Unfortunately, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have not been able to reinstate the Little Luxuries program. This is due to the fact that patient safety is our main priority, so we are not able to have patients in an environment we cannot control and the hospital is the safest place for us to care for our patients.
- How will impact to patients be minimised or avoided during this time?
The rooms in the final project stage are separate from the Maternity Unit, with hoarding and acoustic blankets to create a sound barrier. Minimal disturbance is anticipated for the vast majority of this final stage. All other services will be conducted as usual.
- Will access to the postnatal ward be the same?
- How do I access the Delivery Suite?
There will be no change to the current entry point.
- Will the Special Care Nursery be open?
Yes. The Special Care Nursery will operate as normal with the same entry point.
- What about lactation classes and other services?
Lactation classes, newborn hearing tests and baby-bathing facilities are all available throughout the refurbishment project.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your obstetrician. You are also welcome to contact the Maternity Unit on (02) 9650 4465 between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you soon.