Women’s Care Unit

The Tweed Hospital Women’s Care Unit has four birthing suites, 19 antenatal/postnatal beds, and a neonatal Special Care Nursery (SCN) staffed by highly experienced neonatal nurses and midwives.

The SCN provides specialist care to sick full-term and pre-term babies born after 32 weeks. The Women’s Care Unit also provides specialist care for women undergoing gynaecology surgeries.

Our team includes midwives, nurses, specialist obstetricians, paediatricians and speciality registrars who work with local GPs, privately practising midwives, Allied Health and Family Child Health nurses and midwives, as well as the Aboriginal Medical Service and Aboriginal Health Workers.

Tweed Maternity Service offers a variety of women-centred models of care including:

  • Midwifery Group Practice (MGP),
  • a midwife/General Practitioner shared pregnancy care program, and
  • a doctors’ clinic for women requiring complex care.

We also provide an Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS), and an assessment unit for pregnant women requiring day stay care. For women who choose to go home soon after the birth of their baby, a Midwifery In The Home (MITH) service may also be arranged, depending on where you live.

More information is available on our Pregnancy, Birth & Newborn Services pages.

Tweed Pregnancy Care (Antenatal) Clinics

Our maternity service has a number of pregnancy care options and specialised care clinics for women who are planning to birth at The Tweed Hospital. Care models include:

  • Midwifery Group Practice (MGP)
  • Obstetric complex care clinics
  • General Practitioner share care
  • Next Birth after Caesarean
  • Maternal Foetal Medicine outreach clinic
  • Outreach Antenatal Clinic at the Murwillumbah Hospital (see below)

Your first pregnancy appointment will be with a midwife. At this first appointment we discuss your personal and family medical history, as well as your general well-being and what is important to you.

This helps identify ways in which we can provide you with appropriate care and support throughout your pregnancy, and ensure your needs are met. You can expect this first appointment to take about one and a half hours and we ask, where possible, for you to attend this appointment on your own.

Please contact the Antenatal Clinic, ideally around week 12 of your pregnancy, to arrange your first comprehensive care visit.

Location Antenatal Clinic, Ground Floor, The Tweed Hospital, Powell Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485
Contacting Us: Phone: (07) 5506 7765

Murwillumbah Pregnancy Care Outreach Clinic

Our Murwillumbah outreach clinic provides an option for women who are planning to give birth at The Tweed Hospital to receive pregnancy care closer to home. Two care models are available at Murwillumbah: GP/Obstetrician shared care for women with complex care needs or GP/midwife care model for women who are not accessing midwifery group practice (MPG) care. Please contact the clinic for an appointment.

Location: Ground Floor, Murwillumbah District Hospital, Ewing Street, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484
Hours of Service:
  • Doctors clinic – Mondays and Thursdays
  • Midwives clinic – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am to 4.30pm
Contacting Us: Phone: (02) 6672 0238; fax (02) 6672 0245
If you have any concerns about yourself or your baby, or you need a check-up outside of your regular antenatal appointments, please don’t hesitate to call us at any time.

Location:
  • Women’s Care Unit, Level 2, The Tweed Hospital, Powell Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485.
  • Antenatal Clinic, Level 1, at the front of the Hospital in the Outpatients Department.
    Visiting Hours: 2pm to 8pm; partners and siblings permitted during the morning.
    Contacting Us: Phone: (07) 5506 7490; Fax: (07) 5506 7611; Antenatal Clinic: Phone 07 5506 7325