Maternity - Pre admission
How to book
To book in at Cairns Private Hospital you need to take all of the following steps (even if it is not the first baby you have had with us) once your pregnancy has been confirmed:
Arrange an appointment with one of our Obstetricians (see below)
- Following discussion with your consultant, you may begin your booking in process by completing the online booking registration form.
You will receive an automatic email reply to confirm that your online registration has been received.
Phone our maternity bookings officer on 4052 5280 Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm to arrange an appointment with a Midwife and to book Antenatal Classes. If you are unable to visit the hospital, the Midwife Interview can be done by telephone. Once you have attended your Midwife Interview, your booking process is complete.
If you are booking in for a Planned Caesarean, it is extremely important that you drop off your signed Operation Consent Form to the Reception Desk at the hospital prior to your admission date.
For any other inquiries phone our switchboard on 4052 5200 (Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm)
For assistance in an emergency call the Maternity Unit on 4052 5232 (24 hours) and speak to a midwife.
Appointment for Midwife Interview
This is a vital part of your booking process. It is an opportunity for sharing information and preparing your medical record in advance. It ensures that when you arrive at the hospital for your birth your medical record is complete and ready for use, any risk factors are identified and you are well informed about what to expect during your stay with us.
Our childbirth and parenting classes are designed to assist you and your partner to gain the knowledge and confidence to be involved with decisions relating to your birth and care of your baby. Our aim is to make the transition to parenthood a positive one by preparing you for the changes in your lives.
Childbirth classes are also the ideal occasion to meet other couples and to develop a support network with others going through the same experiences. Each session is designed to cover a variety of topics from pregnancy and labour, through to baby care and parenting skills. Our classes are evidence- based and reviewed regularly to ensure that all information is current and accurate.
Classes are run by midwives who have many years experience in both maternity care and education. They will give you the opportunity to ask questions and consider all your options in a relaxed and informal environment.
More information is available on request by calling our switchboard 4052 5200. Contact us early in your pregnancy to book into these classes during office hours between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.
Private Health Insurance
Contact your private health fund who will confirm your level of cover and advise you if there is an excess or co-payment on your policy.
Previous Medical Treatment
If you have been receiving treatment elsewhere – especially outside Australia – please be sure to advise your specialist.