The birth of a baby is one of the truly special moments in your life. At Joondalup Health Campus, our aim is to make this a special time for you and your baby.
At this time you need to feel confident you’re in good hands. The vast training and experience of our doctors and midwives is supported by well-equipped facilities. These include our 24-hour on-site laboratory service, adult intensive care facilities and 24-hour anaesthetic, medical and surgical cover in the case of an emergency.
Joondalup Health Campus was Western Australia’s first Baby Friendly Accredited Hospital. We recognise that women have the right to adequate advice, support, encouragement and counselling to successfully breastfeed. Joondalup Health Campus is also a breastfeeding friendly workplace where breastfeeding mothers are entitled to lactation breaks while working.
About our Antenatal Clinic
Joondalup Health Campus offers a comprehensive range of services to deliver your baby. If you are delivering your baby as a public patient at Joondalup Health Campus, you will attend our midwife-led Antenatal Clinic throughout your pregnancy. Ask your GP to refer you to the JHC Antenatal Clinic. Generally, your first Antenatal Clinic appointment will be scheduled between 16-20 weeks gestation. Once your GP has sent your referral to us, we will be in touch to schedule your first appointment.
From 20 weeks gestation to 32 weeks gestation you will visit the Antenatal Clinic every four weeks. After 32 weeks gestation, your appointments will be fortnightly to monitor your health and well-being and your baby’s progress.
The Antenatal Clinic is located in the Specialist Medical Centre (West) adjacent to the florist.
If you are planning to deliver your baby as a private patient, please click here for more information about the maternity service at Joondalup Private Hospital.
Labour and birth
During labour and after birth, our doctors are kept well informed about you and your baby. A midwife will always be present at the birth of your baby and a doctor will be present as necessary. Our doctors visit the maternity ward daily and are on-hand to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.
Our midwives are skilled and up-to-date with the latest birthing techniques and neonatal care. They will assist you with your labour, birth, postnatal care and parenting education. At Joondalup Health Campus we can deliver your baby from 32 weeks gestation. Babies born prior to 32 weeks gestation must be delivered at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH).
8am – 12noon: partners and children only
12noon – 3pm: strict rest period (no visitors)
3pm – 8pm: general visiting hours
Please note, children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times when visiting the maternity ward.
Film equipment in birth suite and the operating theatre
Ramsay Health Care recognises that unique and special moments arise in hospital that patients, families and friends may wish to capture on film. At Joondalup Heath Campus, we need to ensure that patient safety, clinical teamwork, the privacy of other patients, staff members and medical personnel are not compromised. Devices that record both film and sound are not permitted in the operating suite, birth suites or Special Care Nursery.
Single shot devices that do not record sound are permissible by the agreement of the care team members present at the time.
Film and sound may be recorded in the privacy of a patient’s own room, provided the privacy of other patients and staff members is not compromised.
Special Care Nursery
Our Special Care Nursery is staffed 24 hours a day by dedicated and skilled nurses and paediatricians, with access to neonatologists as required. Our unit is a Level 2b Special Care Nursery where 16 babies can be cared for at a time. Babies who require level 3 care will be transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital or King Edward Memorial Hospital by the Neonatal Emergency Transport Service (NETS).
Ground Floor, Specialist Medical Centre (West)
Joondalup Health Campus
Phone: 08 9400 9486
Fax: 08 9400 9073