- General Visiting Hours: 10.00am-8.00pm
Lismore Base Hospital – Women’s Care UnitLismore Base Hospital’s Women’s Care Unit provides maternity care to over 1100 pregnant women every year. The midwives and nurses of the Women’s Care Unit work in collaboration with local GP’s, Home Birth Midwives, Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service Midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers to provide care to women and their families in the Lismore and surrounding areas. The unit also cares for women undergoing gynecology surgeries. The maternity service is a Level 5 service caring for women in a variety of women centered models of care. These include midwives clinic, a team midwifery model (Lismore Community Midwifery Service LCMS), a midwife/General Practitioner shared pregnancy care program, and a doctors clinic for women requiring complex care. Women may also choose care with a private obstetrician or private midwife. There are 4 birthing rooms and 14 antenatal and postnatal beds with an early discharge program. There is also an early pregnancy assessment service and a pregnancy day stay unit for pregnant women.
The Special Care Nursery (SCN) is a Level 4 Neonatal Unit providing specialist care to sick term and preterm neonates greater than 32 weeks’ gestation. The nursery is supported by highly experienced neonatal nurses and midwives, staff specialists, paediatricians and paediatric registrars. Allied health provides social workers, speech therapy and physiotherapy support to families and babies in the SCN.
- Referral to services offered within the Women’s Care Unit can is preferred by a GP. Self referral is also accepted
Location of Service
Women’s Care Unit, Level 4, Lismore Base Hospital, Uralba Street, Lismore, 2480