Mitcham Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of your stay will depend on the level of cover that you have with your health fund. Our Business Office will contact you prior to your admission with your expected out of pocket expenses, however we encourage you to also check with your health fund prior to admission.

Those not covered by Private Health are still eligible to be part of the program however a self-insured rate will apply, dependant on the needs of parent and baby.

Partners are welcome to stay overnight however additional costs may apply.

Partners and siblings are welcome to visit anytime; we encourage short visits for young children. We suggest you keep other visitors to a minimum and take the opportunity to rest.

Once we have received your paperwork, we will contact you to confirm your admission. Our unit admits Monday to Sunday and is open every day of the year bar a short break over the Christmas / New Year period.

Parking fees apply for patients/visitors parking on site at the hospital.

Please ensure you bring your Medicare Card, Health Insurance details and Infant Health Record.

For Parent

  • Casual, comfortable day clothes and sensible footwear
  • Night attire
  • Toiletries (include sun lotion in warmer months)
  • Current medications
  • Tissues

For Infant

  • Clothing – enough for duration of stay
  • Toiletries
  • Pram
  • Favourite toys, play blanket and comforter for bed if age appropriate
  • Wraps
  • Bibs and spoon
  • Current medications
  • Bottles, bottle brush, teats, formula and infant cup (if required)
  • Disposable nappies
  • Infant cereal (if required)
  • You might like to bring your own cot sheets
  • Infants four months and over may use an acceptable sleeping bag. All sleeping bags uses in the unit must not have a tog rating greater than 1.0 and should be light weight.

Mitcham Private Hospital will provide

  • Towels, linen
  • Steam steriliser and bottle warmer
  • Solids for babies if needed

We recommend you leave valuable personal items at home, including money and jewellery as we cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage of any item brought into the hospital.

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HOW TO FIND OUT MORE

For further information, please contact the Early Parenting Centre on (03) 9210 3134 or download our information booklet by completing the enquiry form here.