Maternity Services

Maternity Services on the Mid North Coast are offered through Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Kempsey District Hospital, Macksville District Hospital, Coffs Harbour Health Campus.  Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS). Is also offered across the Mid North Coast area.

For further information for your pregnancy, labour, birth and caring for your baby go to Mothers and Babies Resources. 

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Health Campus
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone 02 6656 7214

Coffs Maternity Unit provides care for pregnancy, labour and birth, special care nursery and post birth care including home maternity care.

Referrals
The Pregnancy Care Service can be contacted on 6656 5300 during business hours for appointments and bookings. Women can self-refer to this service from 14 weeks or may be referred by a GP for pregnancy care.

For women experiencing early pregnancy complications the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS) is available to provide care for women up to 20 weeks’ gestation. Women can self-refer to this service or present to the emergency department if the situation is urgent.

Clinic
Pregnancy Care open Monday to Saturday with evening clinics till 7.00pm on Monday and Thursday.
Please phone 6656 5300 for an appointment.

Birthing Unit

Bed with pink bedspread in Birthing Unit room

Bathroom

Postnatal Accommodation

Hospital bed

 

Kempsey

Kempsey
119 River Street
Kempsey
Phone 02 6562 6155 or Maternity direct 6562 0300

Inpatient maternity services including antenatal, postnatal and delivery from 36 completed weeks including LUSCS and epidural.

Referral
Referral is required – if women wish to have a baby with us they must book in before 14 weeks gestation with a referral from their Doctor. Phone to make an appointment

Antenatal Clinics
Wednesday and Thursday
Booking in via Phone.

Parent Education
Classes ceased at present.

Labour and Birth
Continuing to provide labour and birth.  

Alternative contact numbers for the Maternity unit:
Phone 6562 0221
Phone 6562 0223

Birthing Unit

Bed in a large birthing room

Large birthing bath

Macksville

Macksville Health Campus
Maternity Unit
100 Darruya Road
North Macksville
Phone 02 6598 3383

Hours
Macksville Maternity Unit is open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Macksville Pregnancy Care Service by appointment only.

Referral
Referral is helpful for the Pregnancy Care Service but not essential.

Our Maternity Services Provide:

  • Low risk birthing
  • Postnatal and antenatal inpatient unit
  • Outpatient Services for pregnancy concerns greater than 20 weeks’ gestation, postnatal issues, neonatal issues, SWISH hearing screening, breastfeeding problems (lactation Consultant available Monday to Friday)
  • Tertiary referral and transfer as needed
  • Midwives available 24 hours a day and access to VMO GP/Obstetricians on an on call basis
  • Antenatal Classes (are on hold for the moment)
  • Positioning classes (are on hold for the moment)
  • Referral to child and family health on discharge.

Our Pregnancy Care Services Provide:

  • Routine antenatal care from any gestation with consultations with a midwife and GP/OBS if needed
  • Booking for birthing locally or in Coffs Harbour
  • Shared care with local GPs and Coffs Pregnancy Care Service
  • Vaccination service for pregnancy such as boostrix and fluvax and Anti D as presently recommended in the schedule for pregnancy
  • Referrals to allied health services such as social work, physiotherapy, support services
  • Pathology services available within the facility.

Birthing Unit

Bed in Birthing Unit

 

Birthing Bath

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Wrights Road
Port Macquarie NSW 24500
Phone 02 5524 2000
Maternity 02 5524 2400

Outpatient Clinics:
Port Macquarie provides antenatal care to all pregnant women please contact the service for clinic times and bookings.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service
8.30 – 12.30 Monday – Friday.  No referral is required for this service.

Home Midwifery Service
Early Discharge Program and a Midwifery Extended Care Program service is offered 6 days a week for women that discharge before 48 hours or may need some extra care particularly breast feeding or babies that may have been admitted to the Special Care Nursery.

Inpatients
The Maternity Unit has 15 antenatal, postnatal and 4 gynaecological beds, 3 birthing rooms, assessment room and 8 special care nursery beds.

Birthing Unit

Bed in birthing unit

Postnatal Accommodation

Bed in Postnatal Accommodation