The AWH Wodonga Hospital Maternity Unit has 1600 - 1700 births annually. The unit comprises of six fully equipped Birthing Suites, 30 dedicated maternity and gynaecology beds, a 14 bed Level 2 Special Care Nursery and a Midwife Care Program. A contemporary Parent’s and Babies Service provides parenting support to parents after discharge.
The Maternity Unit in 201/13 had a record number of births with 1723 births. There is on average 135 babies born each month at AWH, Wodonga Hospital. The Special Care Nursery (SCN) has up to 470 admissions annually and there are140 Midwives and Nursing staff providing maternity care for mothers and their baby's.
Medical staff including Obstetricians, Paediatricians and General Practitioners that are specifically trained in the care of women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period provide care and support to the women who birth at AWH, Wodonga Hospital. Women come from a wide catchment area that includes 7 local government areas across southern NSW and northeast Victoria.
The Ronald McDonald Room provides accommodation for parents with a baby in SCN and the Parents and Baby Service at Albury Wodonga Health provides a range of support services for families and their babies after discharge from hospital.
There is a range of services to support women and their families through pregnancy, birthing and following birth of baby and they include:
Parents and Baby Service
The Parent’s and Babies Service at Albury Wodonga Health provides parenting support services for families with infants aged 0-9 months. Referral can be by a health provider or by self referral. more
Maternity and Newborn Services
Having a Baby at - AWH Maternity Care Patient Information Booklet (PDF) provides appropriate information for women related to pregnancy care, what to bring to hospital and information that will help you prepare for your hospital stay. more