Newcastle Private Hospital Info
Newcastle Private Hospital is a hospital in the Hunter offering Birth care.
How it works:
At the Newcastle Private Hospital the mothers prenatal care and birth are generally attended by an obstetrician.
Midwives also attend births but are closely overseen by Obstetrician policy, procedure and cultural expectation and requirements (policies vary from hospital to hospital and OB to OB and it is worth asking questions).
Below I have provided some information about what Newcastle Private hospital provides for your interest, please contact the hospital directly for further questions or to book, I am not affiliated with any hospitals.
At Newcastle Private they offer:
QUOTE FROM THEIR PAGE: “Newcastle Private Hospital is a 189 bed, acute, private hospital facility co-located on the John Hunter Campus at Rankin Park. The hospital has 11 theatres including a hybrid theatre and a 15 bed Intensive Care Unit. It also has a cardiac suite including a cardiac catheter laboratory and a 16 bed Coronary Care Unit.
A private maternity suite including 6 birthing suites and a special care baby nursery is available for families in the Newcastle region.
Newcastle Private Hospital is owned and operated by Healthscope, a leading private health operator of 42 private hospitals across Australia. .
Hospital Phone: (02) 4941 9266.”
General trends at NPH:
Statistics gathered from the publicly available and easily accessible website: http://www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au
Outcome of selected primipara (mums birthing for the first time),
TREND: Caesarean Section has been INCREASING
TREND: Spontaneous vaginal birth has been DECREASING
TREND: Induction of Labour has been INCREASING
The best way to ensure your birth is as physiological and smooth as possible is to do great quality, private birth education and/or consider hiring a Birth Doula.
The time and energy you invest in your birth will reward you for your full lifetime and your next generations too!
Find out more about my great online birth course here. Natalie