Mitcham Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Bookings

Thank you for choosing Mitcham Private Hospital.

Once your pregnancy has been confirmed you can book your delivery with us.

Step 1 : If you have not already selected your obstetrician you will need to select an Obstetrician to care for you during your pregnancy. Click here to view our list of Obstetricians. Please contact the Obstetricians rooms directly to make an appointment.
Step 2 : Click Here or the online admission form icon and follow the prompts. Completing the form will take about 15- 20 minutes. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your admission form.

You will need to have the following information ready when you fill in your admission form.

  • Personal/Next of Kin details
  • Medicare Details
  • Health Fund Details
  • Benefit details ie safety net or pension cards
  • Your General Practitioners name and address
Step 3 : Your registration will be acknowledged by email, you will also receive a letter confirming your booking and providing information about Birth Education and Parenting Classes, this letter should arrive within 10 business days. (Please note this timeframe is required due to the changes to Australia Post Services)
Step 4 : We recommend that prior to coming into hospital you read our website and use the useful links page for information about your hospital stay and about becoming a parent.

If you need assistance to complete the form or have questions regarding your admission, please call Maternity Bookings during business hours on (03) 9210 3111.

Maternity Bookings Business Hours
Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm
Saturday 7 am to midday

Preparing for Pregnancy Information Evenings are offered regularly, they include educational presentations from an obstetrician, endocrinologist, physiotherapist and a midwife. Our maternity staff are pleased to provide tours of the maternity unit during these sessions and can provide you with important information about the services and programs offered at Mitcham Private Hospital.

Topics covered:

  • Diet, exercise, health management, how to reduce your risk of gestational diabetes
  • Self insured packages, private maternity care options, private health insurance
  • The obstetrician’s role in your pregnancy care, tests, genetic counselling, cord blood collection

Information evenings

  • 27th February 2017
  • 3rd April 2017
  • 19th June 2017
  • 4th September 2017
  • 6th November 2017
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Tours of the unit are also available every second weekend. Numbers are limited to 10 couples per tour so all your questions can be answered.

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To assist you and your family in preparing for the birth of your new baby, we offer a comprehensive Antenatal Education Program. Our antenatal program consists of two classes and an online learning program. Classes are conducted by midwives onsite in the Mitcham Private Hospital Education House and include topics covering:

  • Preparation for labour
  • Childbirth
  • Early Parenting
  • Breast feeding
  • Transition from hospital to home with baby

Details on how to book classes will be sent to you once we have confirmed our maternity booking.

Mandarin Antenatal Education Program

Details on how to book classes will be sent to you once we have confirmed your maternity booking.

Refresher Class

This class is for couples who have already had at least one birth experience.

There will be discussion on the philosophies and principles of “active birth” and an update on pain management strategies in labour.

Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend this session.

These classes are run by Tim O’Leary, experience antenatal/post natal educator. Classes are casual, so fathers can relax and have a laugh as well as learn.

Grandparent Discussion Classes are held regularly. Classes can be booked by calling Tel: (03) 9210 3111.

Our Post Natal Education Program is conducted during your stay with us, and is specifically designed to enhance the postnatal experience for families. Our experienced and caring midwives and nursing staff offer individualised, around the clock postnatal care, providing guidance and support as you develop the key skills required for a successful transition from hospital to home with a new baby. Topics covered include feeding your baby, parenting skills, coping at home, baby safety and accessing community resources.

Mitcham Private Hospital recognises that all women have the right to education, encouragement, support and counselling so that they can successfully breastfeed.

We provide comprehensive education programs and a complete breastfeeding service. This service includes a breastfeeding clinic, education and resource materials.

All infant feeding education programs offered provide an approach that is flexible, creative, empowering and sensitive to the individual.

The Continence clinic is available to the general community, as well as Mitcham Private Hospital clients and is staffed by a supportive continence consultant who provides specialised assistance to Mums experiencing bladder difficulties. For more information or to book an appointment please call 9210 3101.

We strongly recommend that you contact your health fund regarding your coverage to ensure you are not faced with unexpected expenses.

We also recommend that you have separate Victorian Ambulance Cover even if this is already covered in your health fund policy.

Self-funded patients are welcome at Mitcham Private Hospital and our Self-Funded Maternity Care Package allows uninsured patients, or a visitor to Australia who does not have private health insurance, the opportunity to experience customised midwifery care with us.

The Self-Funded Maternity Care package can include:

  • One to four nights' accommodation
  • Caesarean Section two to five nights
  • Choice of obstetrician
  • Private single room with ensuite (option to upgrade room at an additional cost subject to room availability)
  • Individual care in Delivery suite
  • Elective Caesarean Section
  • In-house Post Natal education
  • Gourmet meals
  • Local telephone calls
  • 24 hr telephone advice service

To confirm your booking, the full amount is to be paid 4 weeks prior to your due date.

Additional charges apply for:

  • Antenatal and Childbirth classes
  • Caesarean section required during labour
  • Admission during pregnancy
  • Special care nursery if your baby requires special care
  • All mobile phone, STD or international telephone calls
  • Separate accounts from your doctor, paediatrician, anaesthetist, pathology and radiologist
  • Medication and pharmacy items
  • Additional surgical procedures
  • Partner meals

For further information, please contact the maternity unit on 03 9210 3111 to discuss your individual needs and choices.

Twins

To prepare for the birth of twins we invite women to book for a complementary appointment with one of our experienced midwives.

The consultation will be an opportunity to discuss individual concerns as well as preparing for birth, establishing breast feeding and include an orientation to the Special Care Nursery.

We suggest that the appointment should occur between 24 weeks and 28 weeks of the pregnancy.

To book an appointment please call 9210 3111.

Gestational Diabetic Women on Insulin

Women who are gestational Diabetics and who are on insulin during their pregnancy are invited for a complementary appointment with one of experienced midwives.

The consultation will provide an opportunity to discuss what to expect after birth of your baby and antenatal expressing of colostrum from 36 weeks of pregnancy.

To book an antenatal appointment please call 9210 3111.

Surrogate Pregnancies

We welcome surrogate and commissioning families to make a time to meet our Maternity Service Manager to discuss their pregnancy and the birth of their baby.

The Nurse Manager will work with both families during the pregnancy to develop an individual & flexible plan for the birth, establishing breast feeding and preparing for discharge.

To book an appointment please call 9210 3111.

Mitcham Private Hospital has agreements with most health funds, minimising up-front, and out-of-pocket expenses for members. If your level of cover specifies that an excess or co-payment is payable, then you will be required to pay this on admission.

Staff are also happy to discuss out-of-pocket expenses if you are considering having your baby at Mitcham Private Hospital and do not contribute to a Private Health Fund (Self-funded Maternity Care Package)
If you are at present covered by single health insurance, you are strongly advised to consider transferring to family cover at least three months before your expected date of delivery. The majority of health funds do not automatically cover your baby if there is a problem requiring neonatal care, unless family insurance had been in effect for a minimum of three months.

If you elect to remain on single cover, and your baby is unwell and requires admission to our Special Care Nursery, you will be required to pay all costs associated with your baby’s admission.

If you are expecting a multiple birth, you will definitely need family cover, as a 2nd or subsequent birth is considered a qualified admission into the nursery.

We strongly recommend that you contact your health fund regarding your coverage to ensure you are not faced with unexpected expenses.

Mitcham Private Hospital will submit your hospital claim to your health fund on your behalf; however you will remain responsible for submission of all other accounts (e.g. Doctor’s fees, Pathology, Radiology, Pharmacy etc).

On admission, a compulsory $25 fee is payable to cover the cost of incidentals.

If you have any queries regarding costs in relation to your upcoming admission, please contact the Ward Clerk during business hours on (03) 9210 3111.

Ward Clerk Hours
Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm
Saturday 7 am to midday

Look@MyBaby┬« Booking Look@MyBaby® is available

Mitcham Private Hospital is the first Hospital in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs to offer patients Look@MyBaby®.

Enjoy a FREE personal online Look@MyBaby Book™ of treasured photos, videos and stories as a beautiful record of all your baby’s milestones.

Introduce family to your new baby in Hospital with live video Virtual Baby Visits™ direct from the Hospital crib.

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Child Revive First AidEnrol in a paediatric first aid course at Mitcham Private Hospital to learn the essential skills to help your infant in an emergency.

All courses are conducted by experienced paramedics and paediatric nurses from Child Revive First Aid.

The course content is specifically designed for expectant parents and parents of infants and small children.

Course topics:

  • CPR – baby and child
  • Drowning
  • Choking
  • Seizures and Febrile Convulsions
  • Key Signs of Serious Illness
  • Fever and Dehydration
  • Breathing Illness
  • Allergies including Anaphylaxis
  • Head Injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisoning

Course Dates 2016:
Sunday mornings (9.30am to 12.45pm) in Education House

  • June 12th
  • July 3rd
  • August 7th
  • September 4th
  • October 23rd
  • November 6th
  • December 18th

Course bookings are made directly with Child Revive First Aid. Please go to www.childrevive.com.au/publiccourses-vic.html. Enter code word ‘mitcham’ for a discounted price of $67.50 per person (RRP $75) and $126 per couple (RRP $140).

For any enquiries please contact Child Revive via email info@childrevive.com.au or telephone 1300 797 667 or 0417 348 915.