Waverley Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Why Choose Us?

At Waverley Private Hospital, we provide exceptional service and a flexible approach to family centered care as having a baby is one of the most important events for a family.

At Waverley Private Hospital, we welcome approximately 1100 families from the Eastern and South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne to our maternity unit every year. Our highly skilled maternity team provide exceptional care in a safe and supportive environment.

Waverley Private Hospital has a proud tradition of providing maternity services for our local community since 1972. Our team of experienced Midwives and Consultant Obstetricians are on hand to answer all your questions, no matter how big or small.

Every family is special to us, and the Waverley Private Hospital Maternity team look forward to attending to your needs and helping you to develop the skills and confidence required to care for your new baby.

In the Maternity Unit at Waverley Private Hospital, our maternity team can help guide you though the various stages of your pregnancy, childbirth, and care for you after your baby has been delivered.

When you choose Waverley Private Hospital, you have access to the ultimate maternity experience.

  • Our modern deluxe maternity suites provide the ultimate in comfort and privacy
  • Nursery facilities for well babies are available if you need to attend a physio class or catch up on some good quality sleep
  • Partners are welcome to stay with you overnight
  • Patient Comfort Pack (including Foxtel, Wi-Fi access, Sleep and Settling CD and toiletry pack)
  • Choose your meals from our a` la carte menu
  • Indulge in the superb afternoon cake trolley

Waverley Private Hospital's fully equipped modern maternity unit gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that you and your baby will have access to the very best of care.

Our maternity unit is supported by a highly trained team of obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, lactation consultants, neonatal and maternity nursing staff who are all dedicated to you and your baby's clinical care at any time of the day or night.

Delivery Suite

The Maternity Unit's modern Birthing Suite has 3 separate birthing rooms which are fully equipped with the latest technology to ensure a safe and comfortable environment during childbirth. All of our birthing rooms feature an ensuite (with access to a deep bath), television, fridge, comfortable recliner chair, and iPod docking station/stereo.

Our individualised care during childbirth means that our experienced midwives are dedicated to attending to all your needs throughout childbirth and immediately after the birth of your baby.

Foetal Monitoring Service

To monitor your baby's heart rate and uterine contractions a Foetal Monitoring Service is offered within the Maternity Unit. This service is managed by highly skilled and experienced midwives.

We offer a Cardiotocograph (CTG) clinic should you and your baby require specialised monitoring.

Special Care Nursery

Our team of paediatricians and experienced neonatal nursing staff care for unwell and premature babies (from 32 weeks) in our Special Care Nursery. Our modern nursery provides specialised equipment and reduces the likelihood of you and your baby being separated.

There are many reasons why a baby requires admission to a Special Care Nursery. They may have been born prematurely (before 37 completed weeks) or are unwell. This means that extra nursing care is required and this extra care is provided in the Special Care Nursery within Waverley Maternity at Waverley Private Hospital.

We understand the admission of your baby to the Special Care Nursery environment may generate concern and many questions. As the care and comfort of you and your baby are our primary concerns, we are pleased to provide important information on our Special Care Nursery Services.

About Us

The Special Care Nursery at Waverley Private Hospital is a Level 2 nursery that is able to provide specialised care for babies born from 32 weeks. Experienced midwives and neonatal nurses staff the unit 24 hours a day and are supported by a team of experienced paediatricians and neonatologist. They have an on call roster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering parents the reassurance of the best quality expert care.

In the event your baby becomes unwell or requires increased monitoring your baby will be transferred from our Special Care Nursery to a tertiary hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

When your baby no longer requires this higher level of care they may be transferred back to Special Care Nursery at Waverley Private Hospital.

Our Personalised Model of Maternity Care

At Waverley Private Hospital Maternity Unit we provide specialised and individualised obstetric care. Our dedicated maternity staff work in partnership with you and in collaboration with your private obstetrician to support you during the most incredible milestone in your life. We work together to ensure the safe delivery of your baby, whilst remaining respectful of the physical and emotional needs of every new mother.

Our model of personalised maternity care allows you to develop a special partnership with our midwives who will coordinate your care to provide the finest birthing and parenting experience possible.

From early pregnancy, our caring staff are available to answer any questions you may have about the admission and care you will receive at Waverley Private Hospital Maternity Unit, to ensure your needs are met.

Our in house childbirth educators and midwives conduct a comprehensive antenatal program for expectant mothers and their support partners, providing valuable guidance relating to labour, childbirth, breastfeeding and early parenting issues.

Whilst in labour you will receive individualised care from a highly skilled midwife dedicated to attending to all your needs during labour, childbirth and immediately after the birth of your baby.

Our team of midwives include lactation specialists, neonatal nurses and maternity staff with specialised parent craft skills. We provide you with around the clock postnatal support and education whilst you develop the parenting skills and confidence required to care for your new baby.

Throughout your pregnancy, admission and upon your return home with your new baby, you have the peace of mind knowing our midwives are only a phone call away to provide advice. We are also available to provide guidance and links to community resources relating to early feeding issues, maternal and newborn care through our 24 hour Telephone Maternity Support Line.

Waverley Private Hospital provides personalised tours of the Maternity Unit.

Tours are available during the week and at weekends. Bookings are essential.

Tours are also available in Mandarin.

Please click here to book your tour

Our free Pre-Pregnancy information sessions are run throughout the year, these evening feature presentations from an experienced obstetrician, midwife and allied health professionals, who will answer your questions about preparation for pregnancy. Discussion will be around lifestyle changes, how to choose a hospital/healthcare provider, costs and out of pocket expenses. Light refreshments and a tour of the hospital will also be provided. These sessions are very popular, so bookings are essential please click here to book online.

This session is specifically designed for couples who are not yet pregnant

Venue: Maternity Lounge, Waverley Private Hospital
Time: 7.00 pm sharp
Cost: Free (however, bookings are essential)
Parking: Free onsite parking available.
Partners welcome

Dates: 2016

  • Wednesday 16th March
  • Tuesday 7th June
  • Tuesday 6th September
  • Tuesday 29th November

Our antenatal program is provided for pregnant women and their partner or support person.

The program consists of education classes conducted by experienced childbirth educators in conjunction with our online learning program. Our childbirth education program give you the opportunity to learn more about pregnancy, labour and the birth of your baby. Our classes also cover feeding your baby and caring for your newborn in the post natal period and at home. We offer our classes both week days and weekends.

Our classes are conducted between 30 and 34 weeks of your pregnancy. We also offer you an opportunity to attend an appointment with a midwife at approx 32 weeks of your pregnancy to address any concerns and questions that you may have.

Current class schedule

Monday 7-9.30 pm
Thursday 7-9.30 pm
Saturday 9-3 pm
Sunday from 9 – 3 pm (Mandarin classes) every second month

To book your classes or an appointment with a midwife please call our Ward Clerk on 03 9881 7760.

Important information

  • Bookings for all classes are essential and should be made as early as possible.
  • Classes will be conducted on site at Waverley Private Hospital
  • Free car parking is available in the hospital car park

Child Revive First AidEnrol in a paediatric first aid course at Waverley 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:
Saturday or Sunday mornings (9.30am to 12.45pm)

  • June 19th
  • July 17th
  • August 14th
  • September 11th
  • October 15th
  • November 12th
  • December 10th

Course bookings are made directly with Child Revive First Aid. Please go to www.childrevive.com.au/publiccourses-vic.html. Enter code word ‘waverley’ 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.