A $2.6 million refurbishment and expansion of the maternity unit at Calvary Public Hospital announced today will increase its bed capacity from 15 to 18, offering a combination of? 10 single rooms with ensuites and four large, two-bed rooms with bathrooms..
The upgrade will provide more space for mothers, their babies and their families; provide new patient and family lounge room and beverage bay; include a new baby and parent education and assessment room; and offer contemporary birth suite rooms.
The work will start at the end of the month and four months to complete.
“Calvary has a wonderful team of dedicated midwives and doctors, with more than 1,550 babies born at Calvary last year. It’s a great option for expectant mums to consider, particularly if they live on the northside,” said Minister Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris.
From Friday , February 23, the maternity ward at Calvary Public Hospital will be temporarily relocated to level 6 of the Xavier Building (previously used by Calvary Private).