Maternity: Your Hospital Stay
Your Hospital Stay
Services available during your stay:
Our specialist Lactation Consultant is available most Monday to Fridays should you require any assistance with any feeding issues.
Your meals are prepared fresh daily and onsite. You will receive a menu each morning to make your selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special dietary requirements are catered for and a consultant dietician is available if needed.
During labour we will supply food and beverages for your support persons.
A Physiotherapist conducts sessions in the lounge 2 times a week to provide education on gentle exercise after birth and pelvic floor exercises. Your Obstetrician may also refer you to the Physiotherapist to deal with specific issues following birth.
The patient lounge area provides spectacular views of Mt Keira and the escarpment and offers parents and visitors a quiet place to relax.
Figtree Private Hospital provides our maternity patients with useful information. Including:
- Sids and Kids.
- Tests to protect your baby.
- Emotional Health during pregnancy and early parenthood.
A professional photography service is currently provided by GFP studios. A representative visits to take photos of your baby if you wish. Photo orders are arranged with GFP in-hospital or through their online service Figtree Family – http://gfp.com.au/babies/login.asp
Can my partner stay?
Your partner is welcome to stay overnight when an appropriate room is allocated, subject to availability.
The cost to partners staying over is $50 per day, which is payable at Front Reception prior to 12.30pm daily.
It is important that partners read the 'terms and conditions'. Partners must also be aware that our focus of care will always remain on you and your baby.
Partners code of conduct
In choosing to stay overnight, partners agree to be bound to the following:
Your presence during the hospital stay must not impede the care of your partner or the care of another patient.
Nursing and housekeeping routines will not be delayed e.g., to allow you to sleep in.
Sleeping unclothed is unacceptable.
Once out of bed a dressing gown or equivalent attire is to be worn.
No sleepwear may be worn outside your partner's room.
Toddlers and children are welcome to visit but are not permitted to stay overnight.