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Clinical Specialties - Maternity

Coming to Hospital & What to Bring

Coming to Hospital

Please phone us before coming to hospital as this allows us to organise and plan for your arrival. The midwives will provide directions on how to enter the hospital, where to park and accessing the Maternity Unit.

What You Should Bring to Hospital

You may wish to pack a small bag to bring to the Birthing Unit containing:

  • Antenatal card (give this to the Birthing Unit Midwives) 
  • Current medications (in their original containers)
  • Basic toiletries
  • An outfit to wear after the birth
  • Camera

The rest of your luggage can be collected from your car after the birth of baby and taken to the postnatal unit, including:

  • Medicare card and any other health care cards and pension numbers
  • Any required prescriptions including repeat forms - these should be given to midwifery staff to be administered during your stay
  • Sleepwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Casual day wear including maternity bras
  • Personal toiletries including sanitary pads
  • Clothes for your baby to wear home (S/He will be provided with clothes while in hospital)
  • Small amount of change for newspapers and other small purchases
  • Payment for estimate of gap between fund benefits and hospital fees, or total estimated costs of hospitalisation if no fund cover
  • Reading material and / or something to pass time (if you wish)

We Advise You Not To Bring:

  • Unnecessary clothing
  • Valuables including jewellery and large sums of money

Please note:

  • A small lockable cupboard is provided for use in each room
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital does not accept liability for lost or damaged personal items or valuables
  • You should label your personal belongings clearly so they can be easily located if misplaced

How to Find Us

Please view our How To Find Us page for directions to Sydney Adventist Hospital, and click here to download a printable site map and directions to San Maternity.

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