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Clinical Specialties - Maternity

On the Ward after the Birth of Your Baby

Brand New Baby PhotographyVisiting Hours

Amended San Maternity visiting hours - partner access only:
As a precautionary measure Sydney Adventist Hospital has restricted visitor access to its maternity unit, allowing only the partners of mothers to visit. Partners are allowed to visit anytime.

This is a proactive precautionary measure to protect mothers and babies. The maternity unit is not in lockdown, and Sydney Adventist Hospital has no cases of Coronavirus. See more information here.

Click here for a printable site map and directions.

My Eye PhotographyMaternity Photography Service

To capture those special memories of your baby’s first days, Sydney Adventist Hospital offers parents the opportunity to have a professional photographer take beautiful pictures of your baby. A wide range of packages are available and choice of photographer to suit your style.

These maternity photography services are provided between 1.00pm and 4.00pm on Monday and Thursday by My Eye Photography, and on Tuesday and Friday by Brand New Baby Photography.

My Eye Photography 

Visit the My Eye Photography website for more information, call Nicolle on 0431 765 458, or you can book online here.

Brand New Baby Photography

Visit the Brand New Baby Photography website for more information, call Victoria on 0416 041 036, or you can book online here

Maternity Patient MealFood and Hospitality

During your stay at the San you will receive a menu selection for the following day. The menu has been prepared by San dietitians to meet both patients’ nutritional needs and to also be delicious and satisfying.

Should your partner wish to join you for an evening meal, this can be organised through the nursing staff on the ward, but should be ordered in advance of the meal. There is a small cost for visitor evening meals, with charges added to your account. Alternatively, there are a number of food outlets within the Clark and Clifford hospital buildings where family and visitors can purchase meals or refreshments.

Meal Service Times are:

Breakfast: 7.00am - 8.00am Afternoon Tea: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Morning Tea: 10.00am - 10.45am Dinner: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Lunch: 12.00pm - 1.00pm Supper: 7.15pm - 8.00pm




For your security, surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the Maternity Unit. The main doors to Maternity are locked accessible only by swipe card or phone access.

Partners may obtain temporary swipe cards for use during Mum's stay.

Leaving Hospital

The average length of stay for a vaginal delivery is three to four nights, and five nights for a caesarean. If you have any questions, please check with your midwife.

Discharge time is between 8:30am and 10:00am. We ask that you vacate your room during this time to allow us to prepare for the next admission. Remember that you will need clothes for your baby and have an approved capsule or child restraint installed in your car to transport your baby home. Information on fitting stations is available should you need it.

Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback so that we may pursue our goal of excellent care. Feel free to fill in the Patient Feedback Form and forward to administration.

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services