Maternity Services: Hospital and Community

Tweed Hospital (TTH)

The Tweed Hospital a referral hospital for women & their babies living in the Tweed Heads to Byron Shire area or who are receiving care in Murwillumbah & Byron Central hospitals. Services include:

  • Pregnancy diabetes clinic
  • Next birth after caesarean clinic
  • Breech clinic
  • Doctor & Midwives antenatal clinics
  • GP shared Care
  • Specialist Obstetrician clinics for pregnant women who have health issues & who may need higher level care
  • Paediatrician (baby doctor) & Special Care Nursery for babies who are unwell
  • Home Visiting Program for after birth

Talk to the staff about what models of care are available. Contact Antenatal clinic,

Antenatal Clinic (07) 5506 7325 Birthing Unit (07) 5506 7490

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Murwillumbah District Hospital (MDH)

Murwillumbah District Hospital provides two services for pregnant women; one is the antenatal clinic for women birthing at The Tweed Hospital & the second is the Midwifery Group Practice known as the Murwillumbah Birth Centre for women birthing at the Murwillumbah Hospital.

Murwillumbah Hospital Antenatal Clinic is an outreach antenatal clinic for women who have no health or pregnancy problems. It is also for women who may have health or pregnancy problems & who need specialist care by a doctor & live south of Tweed Heads & intends to give birth at The Tweed Hospital. Services include:

  • GP/Obstetrician shared model of care for women living in the Tweed/Byron area.
  • GP/midwife model of care for women who have no health or pregnancy problems.
Antenatal Clinic (02) 6672 0238 Women’s Care Unit (02) 6672 0217

Murwillumbah Birth Centre (MBC)

The Murwillumbah Birth Centre provides continuity of Midwifery care for mothers & babies In a model known as Caseload Midwifery at Murwillumbah Hospital. Women are assigned a midwife who cares for them throughout the pregnancy, birth & up to 4 weeks after the birth (postnatal). Specialises in natural birthing: epidurals are not available but gas & morphine are an option. Many births are water births. Home visiting is available during pregnancy & up to 4 weeks after the birth (postnatal).

Murwillumbah Birth Centre (02) 6672 0108

Byron Central Hospital (BCH)

Byron Community Birthing Service (BCBS) provides continuity of Midwifery care for mothers & babies & provides midwifery led care also known as Caseload Midwifery & also Shared Midwife/GP Care.

Hospital (02) 6639 9400 Byron Community Birthing Service (02) 6639 9850

Lismore Base Hospital (LBH)

The Lismore Base Hospital is for women who live around Lismore & the surrounding districts. Lismore Base Hospital is also the referral hospital for the Richmond & Clarence districts. For women who are receiving care at Grafton Hospital & have higher needs of care for pregnancy or birthing.

LBH also provides continuity of midwifery care for mothers & babies in a model known Lismore Community Birthing Service (LCMS)

  • Pregnancy diabetes clinic
  • Next Birth after Caesarean Clinic
  • Breech Service including vaginal breech.
  • Doctor & Midwives antenatal clinics.
  • Shared Care.
  • Specialist Obstetrician clinics for pregnant women who have health issues and who may need higher level care.
  • Paediatrician (baby doctor) & Special Care Nursery for babies who are unwell.
  • Home Visiting Program for after birth.
Women’s Care Unit (02) 6620 7400 Outpatients Clinic (02) 6629 4646

Grafton Base Hospital (GBH)

Grafton Base Hospital provides care for mothers with normal to moderate risk & babies of over 34 weeks gestation in Grafton & surrounding districts. Midwives staff the unit & Obstetricians & Paediatricians are available to come into the hospital as required.

  • Obstetrician
  • GP clinics
  • Midwives Clinic
  • Home Visiting Program for after birth
  • Special Care Nursery for newborns who are unwell
(02) 6640 2222

Medical Specialist Outreach Programs (MSOP)

Medical Specialist Outreach Program is where a midwife and obstetrician attends these clinics. These are held at Kyogle Hospital, Bonalbo Hospital and Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation Richmond Valley (BRMACRV) as well as a midwives clinic at Casino Hospital.

Please contact the following hospitals to find out when these clinic are on.

Bonalbo (02) 6665 4100   Casino (02) 6662 2111 Kyogle (02) 6632 1522

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers (AHLO)

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer provides supports if needed, to Aboriginal clients while in they are in hospital. Helping patients & carers to understand the different health options & plans of care to meeting your needs. They can advise you on your discharge health plans. Talk with them of any concerns you may have on your health treatments. They act as advocates for you to help speak to the medical staff & assist you if you need help to resolve medical concerns you may have.
Contact:

Lismore (02) 6620 7556 Grafton (02) 6640 2296 Tweed (07) 5506 7951

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Mother Safe:

Medications in pregnancy & lactation counselling advice. Free & confidential Mon to Fri.

1800 747 848

Pregnancy Counselling Link:

Provides non directive information & counselling on unplanned pregnancy, fertility, miscarriage, & pregnancy loss & post abortion grief 24/7 service.

1800 139 313

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