Women’s Care Unit

Grafton Base Hospital – Women’s Care Unit

The maternity service at Grafton Base Hospital(GBH) is friendly rural unit that provides a service to the local community for approximately 500 births per year. GBH offers pregnancy care in a partnership between hospital midwives and GP’s and/or local obstetricians. Other models available include GP care, or care by the private Obstetrician. The 12 bed unit is a level 4 role delineated maternity services and provides individualised care for mothers and babies born over 34 weeks gestation. Mothers and babies that require referral and/or consultation to a higher level of care are transferred to Lismore Base Hospital, or to other facilities outside the Northern NSW Local Health District. The service also includes regular birth and parenting groups; an early discharge program and referrals to child and family health.

The Special Care Nursery (SCN) is a Level 3 Neonatal Unit providing specialist care to sick term and preterm neonates greater than 34 weeks’ gestation.

The nursery is supported by neonatal nurses and midwives, staff specialists and a GP with Paediatric training.

  • General Hospital Visiting Hours: 10.00am-1.00pm and 3.00pm-8.00pm (Rest period from 1.00pm-3.00pm)
  • Flexibity to visiting hours is provided in consultation with midwifery staff
  • Access to the service is via self referral from a GP or Specialist Obstetrician
(02) 6641 8490 (02) 6640 2406

Location of Service

Women’s Care Unit Grafton District Hospital, Arthur Street, Grafton, 2460