Maternity Unit gets new look for a New Year
11 January 2019
Gladstone Hospital’s Maternity Unit is starting the New Year with an upgrade, with works starting on Monday (January 14).
Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said this would create an even better experience for expectant mums.
“I’m really glad to see construction about to start on this new Maternity Unit because it means that expecting parents will get access to quality and comfortable surroundings,” Mr Butcher said.
“It also means that mums can give birth in Gladstone safely with world-class care.”
Executive Director Sandy Munro said the works would be done in stages to keep the impact to a minimum.
“Next week works will start on the first birth suite, with the ensuite being enlarged to include a shower with disability modifications,” Ms Munro said.
She said that stage of work was expected to be complete by late-January. This birth suite contains the birth pool and water births will be unavailable during this time.
“We have asked the contractors to keep the noise to a minimum, but we thank our patients, visitors and staff for their patience during construction.”
These works are part of the $1.25m upgrade funded by the State Government after the Mater Hospital announced it would cease maternity services.
Other works include transforming the hospital’s nursery into a 24-hour facility, and upgrading the other two birth suites to include ensuites, and single rooms will be refurbished.