We are on the countdown to the end of 2020 and most of us will not be sad to see it go!
Please continue to regularly:
Masks in rooms are now optional
Well they are all the rage so feel free to wear your masks in rooms if you feel safe doing so, however we no longer require our patient’s or their support people to wear a mask when coming for your appointment. For all your support people/partners we have introduced a sign on process via this link HollandLogin (also available via QR code on arrival) This sign in process will improve our contact tracing ability.
We continue to ask that you only attend appointments face to face if you are well. If you are unwell, we can offer you a telehealth appointment either via phone or via Skype.
Appointments, who can come?
We have welcomed partners back with great success to appointments, however where possible we are encouraging patient’s only to appointments. Please consider having partners at appointments where decisions will be made or to discuss important pregnancy questions. If you plan to have your partner with you at your appointment, please let us know ahead of time. We also ask that if your partner is attending that you call when you arrive in the car park so that we can guide you on when to enter our waiting room. As always please only attend if you are well. We are still unable to have children accompany you to your appointment, this does not include your newborn at your post-natal appointment.
Newcastle Private Hospital Visitors
NPH have recently updated their visitor’s information, a copy of the current information is below. This information will no doubt be updated regularly, and it would be best to check with them directly leading up to your delivery regarding the most up to date information using this link https://newcastleprivatehospital.com.au/visitors/general-information (under visiting hours) or by phone 0249418400.
Currently in Birth Suite you will be allowed up to two support people, with no limit on time or duration
In the Postnatal Ward the pregnant lady’s Partner may remain for the duration of admission
For the first time Dr Holland’s rooms will be closed this year between Christmas and New Year. Our last day open will be Wednesday, 23 December and our rooms will re-open on Monday, 4 January 2021. For any ladies who have concerns or queries over that time you are able to contact delivery suites at Newcastle Private Hospital on 02 4941 9267.
Newcastle Private Hospital are not offering face to face birthing classes now. There is a great online service provided by midwife Karen Scanlon, Embrace Birthing and most private health funds offer rebates for fees attracted.
Embrace Birthing www.embracebirthing.com.au