Joondalup Health Campus
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Maternity Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our maternity unit is open and receiving patients. If you are being admitted for observation, treatment or delivery, it is important that you follow the hospital’s instructions. Please make sure your family and visitors are also aware of any precautions that may impact upon their ability to visit the hospital.

Please click here for the latest important information for maternity patients and visitors.

As has always been the case in our hospital, the safe care of you and your baby remains our highest priority. Joondalup Health Campus continues to respond to the global pandemic in the best interests of our patients, staff and members of the public.

As a maternity patient, you can be assured that we are putting in place strict measures to ensure the safety of you, your baby, family members and visitors at all times.

Whilst we understand that some of these restrictions will be challenging, they are critical to helping control the spread of COVID-19.

In light of recent COVID-19 admissions to the hospital, we can assure our maternity patients that any positive patients admitted to the hospital are being cared for in a separate, isolated area of the hospital.

Joondalup Health Campus has designated birth suites for the exclusive use by COVID-19 positive patients or those displaying any COVID-19 symptoms (which will be established in a phone screening prior to admission), in addition to a separate ward for their post-natal stay.

At all times, our focus remains on the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.

We understand that the recent changes to visitor policies and the location of your delivery may cause some anxiety during an already emotional time. Please know that you’re in good hands.

Additional Information for private maternity patients

As you may have seen in recent media coverage, a member of staff in our maternity ward has tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from an international holiday.

As has always been the case in our hospital, the safe care of you and your baby remains our highest priority.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring the birth of your child is a wonderful and memorable experience in a supportive and caring environment.

As the global situation evolves, we continue to update our practices to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, their families and visitors.  

As a result, all private maternity patients have been relocated to our Joondalup Health Campus second floor maternity wards

At this time, you can feel confident that you’re in good hands.

  • Not a lot will change for you – private maternity services at JHC remain open
  • You will still be cared for to the highest standard by one of our private obstetricians
  • You can be assured, that you will still have the private patient experience at JHC
  • As a private maternity patient booked to deliver at JHC, we will be in touch with further updates, as they become available
  • JHC did have one member of staff test positive
  • Rest assured, we have identified / contact traced all the staff and patients who had contact with this person, as per the advice from the Department of Health
  • All ‘contacts’ were sent home to self-isolate
  • The Department of Health has carefully traced and already contacted all individuals at risk
  • As such, if you have not had a phone call from the Department of Health, you should not be concerned
  • As has always been the case in our practice, the safe care of you and your baby remains our highest priority
  • We continue to follow best practice protocols to ensure your safety
  • Relocating the private maternity ward is one of many measures we have in place to ensure the hospital remains the safest place for you to have your baby
  • At this stage, private patients will still have a private experience, just on a different ward
  • This change has been made with your safety as our top priority

As the global situation evolves, we continue to update our practices to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, their families and visitors.  

  • As a result, all private maternity patients have been relocated to our Joondalup Health Campus second floor maternity wards. Additionally:
    • We have implemented all recommended restrictions on travel and staff isolation
    • We have strict infection prevention and control procedures
    • We are screening all patients prior to admission
    • As mentioned above, all COVID-19 positive maternity patients or those suspected / displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be cared for separately, in a dedicated birthing suite and ward, postnatally.
    • We have taken the decision to postpone our group maternity tours and classes
    • We are also implementing limitations to visitors. At this time, one birthing partner is permitted to attend with a woman in labour. The same birth partner can progress to the postnatal wards for a short time but will then be asked to leave and return only during 11am-12pm and 6pm-7pm. Only one visitor is also allowed throughout the Antenatal Clinic.

We will continue to update you with new information in the coming weeks, and thank you for your understanding