Joondalup Private Hospital celebrates five years of births
Jun 19, 2018
This month marks five years since Joondalup Private Hospital (JPH) hosted its official opening celebration for staff, patients and dignitaries.
Since then the hospital has delivered more than 5,300 babies.
Among them were brother and sister Milana and Oscar Etrelezis, who were both born in Joondalup Private Hospital.
Milana was born December 2013 and her baby brother Oscar was born at 2pm on Sunday 10 June 2018.
Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Cliff Neppe said the private hospital had celebrated some “memorable” milestones and received some excellent feedback in that time.
Dr Neppe said opening a standalone private hospital had given pregnant women and their families more choice.
“Joondalup Health Campus - formerly Wanneroo Hospital - has been delivering babies for close to 40 years and staff and the local community have witnessed tremendous change as our health service has grown,” Dr Neppe said.
“While we have long offered the option of delivering babies privately, the addition of the stand-alone private hospital has been a game-changer for locals who want that hotel-like, full private experience.
“One of the biggest changes has been opening the private hospital, which has given local families the opportunity to access a first class private maternity service closer to home.”
Equipped with a Neonatal Unit, the health campus is capable of delivering patients from 32 weeks’ gestation. It boasts a women’s imaging ultrasound service with the latest equipment, a recently established Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, onsite laboratory and radiology services, adult intensive care facilities and 24/7 obstetric, paediatric, anaesthetic and theatre cover.
Mothers choosing to have their baby at JPH are given access to antenatal classes, lactation classes and the ‘Trimester Club’ (a support group offered to mother from early pregnancy).
Families also have the opportunity to participate in the ground-breaking ORIGINS project being run at JHC in collaboration with the Telethon Kids Institute.
ORIGINS is the largest study of its kind nationally and one of the most comprehensive studies of pregnant women and their families in Australia.
Photo caption: Baby Oscar Etrelezis and his sister Milana at Joondalup Private Hospital where they were both born.
Photo caption: Baby Oscar Etrelezis with JHC Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Cliff Neppe.