St George Private Hospital
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an Obstetrician to book in?

Yes. There is a list of accredited Obstetricians on our website. Click here for listing

When are the maternity tours?

3pm every Sunday, please meet at the reception desk one level 3 and wait for midwife to greet you. If you are unable to attend a Sunday tour please contact our Maternity Liaison Officer on (02) 9598 5360 to organise a private tour of our maternity facilities.

What are the visiting times?

  • Visiting Hours are 3.00pm to 5.00pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm daily
  • Strictly no visiting during the rest period 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • Partners are welcome anytime
  • Please advise your family and friends that No Visiting is allowed whilst you are in Delivery Suite, following your birth when you are ready for visitors let them know you or your support person will contact them when it is time to come to the hospital
  • We ask that visitors leave promptly at 8pm, this is to ensure other patients are not disturbed. Children visiting the hospital must be supervised at all times.
  • Any visitors who are unwell, or suffering from coughs, colds, gastro type illness or known infectious diseases, should not come into the Maternity Ward to reduce the risk of spread of infection to mothers and babies.

Do I need to book in for maternity education classes?

Yes. Click here for further details

Will there be any additional fees?

During your stay at St George Private you will be charged by the hospital for Birthing Suite, and /or Theatre, accommodation, pharmacy and partner meals. SGP has negotiated agreements with all major health funds to ensure hospital charges are paid by the relevant fund. An excess or co-payment may form part of your contract with your health fund. If you are not privately insured, you will have paid the estimated cost of hospitalisation prior to admission.

Should you have any queries relating to accounts, please contact the hospital on (02) 9598 5172.

Your Obstetrician, Paediatricians and Anaesthetic fees are calculated on the Australian Medical Association guidelines and are negotiated between you and your Doctor directly.

What is an antenatal card?

Your card will be given to you by your Obstetrician at your first appointment. Please carry it with you at all times.

Is internet access available?

Wireless internet access is available throughout maternity. Please ask our ward receptionist for details on how to connect your device.

Where do I park?

Admittance to St George Private Hospital can be gained by using the main entrance, accessed via South Street. There is parking available either directly underneath the hospital or in the multi-storey car parking facility directly opposite the hospital, entry via Hogben Street, please see the map below. Click here for more parking information.

When should I come to hospital?

Please contact the Delivery Suite if you have any concerns or worries on (02) 9598 5395. Our telephone is answered by midwives 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We are also in 24 hour contact with your Obstetrician. It is very important to contact the Delivery Suite if any of the following occurs;

  • Your waters break or you notice continuous leaking of fluid from the vagina
  • If you have vaginal bleeding
  • Onset of contractions before 37 weeks
  • Onset of regular contractions after 37 weeks that remain persistent or change in frequency or intensity
  • If you are concerned about the movement of your baby
  • If you feel unwell
  • If you have any concerns regarding your pregnancy or onset of labour
  • If you feel concerned or anxious

How do I contact delivery suite?

Prior to coming to the hospital please ensure that you telephone the Midwives in the delivery suite to notify them of your imminent arrival, phone (02) 9598 5395.

Please do not give the Delivery Suite telephone number to your friends or family as it is for patients and Doctors only.

Admittance to St George Private Hospital can be gained by using the main entrance of the hospital. To ensure the safety of all patients and staff the hospital doors are locked overnight. A security guard is on duty who will open the doors for you.

What should I pack for my stay in the maternity ward?

  • Breast pads and 2x breastfeeding bras
  • Maternity sanitary pads x 3 packets
  • 1 week supply of underwear / disposable underwear
  • Nightwear with open front if you are breastfeeding
  • Dressing Gown
  • Comfortable clothes for daytime
  • Toiletries e.g. deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, dry shampoo, fragrance free body wash, face wash and fragrance free moisturiser
  • Reading material
  • IPad or laptop loaded with your favourite movies or TV series’ for you and your partner to watch and charger
  • Slippers or comfortable shoes
  • Hairdryer
  • Nail scissors or nail file (to cut / file your nails short in preparation for breastfeeding)

What should I bring into the birthing suite?

  • Antenatal card
  • Large T-shirt/ sarong
  • Dressing gown if desired
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Chap stick, lanoline for lips
  • Toiletries e.g. deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dry shampoo, fragrance free body wash, face wash and fragrance free moisturiser
  • Brush, clip and/or hair tie for hair
  • Relaxation music loaded to ipod/ CD (Ipod speakers are provided)
  • IPad or laptop loaded with your favourite movies or TV series’ for you and your partner to watch and charger
  • Lollies to suck during labour e.g. barley sugar, jelly beans or lolly pops
  • Camera and charger
  • Extra’s to assist during labour e.g. massage oil, tennis ball or massage tool, water spray bottle
  • Pen and note pad
  • Snacks for partner
  • Swimmers and change of clothes for partner
  • Your own pillow
  • Gel heat pack (wheat packs not permitted)
  • Birth plan (optional)

What do I do when I arrive at St George Private Hospital?

Prior to coming to the hospital, please ensure that you telephone the Delivery Suite staff on (02) 9598 5395 to notify them of your imminent arrival.

Admittance to St George Private Hospital can be gained by using the main entrance, accessed via South Street. There is parking available either directly underneath the hospital or in the multi-storey car park directly opposite the hospital, entry via Hogben Street, please see the map below.

When you arrive on-site please head straight up in the lift to the maternity unit on level 3 where our staff will be waiting on your arrival.

What should I do with my valuables?

It is encouraged that you to leave anything of value, such as jewelry at home. St George Private Hospital is unable to accept responsibility for the loss of valuables or money.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones can interfere with electronic medical equipment. For the comfort of other patients we ask that mobile phones not be used in corridors or reception areas.

Can we bring filming equipment into the birth suite and operating theatre?

See information on film equipment in birth suite and the operating theatre.