Cairns Private Hospital
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About Us

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre at Cairns Private Hospital is located just 150 metres from the Esplanade and an easy walk from the heart of Cairns.

With 5 private rooms and a lounge area, the Centre offers a four night residential program one week of each month, for parents who are experiencing challenges with their infants aged between 6 weeks and 2 years.

The Program is designed to provide personalised, family-centred care tailored to individual needs, addressing concerns such as:

  • Feeding/breastfeeding
  • Infant sleep and settling
  • Unsettledness/Irritability in infants
  • Reflux and colic
  • Maternal exhaustion/Anxiety
  • Adjustment to parenting
  • Establishing routines in feed, play and sleep
  • Bonding with your infant
  • Adjusting to transitions
  • Self-care and supports

Mindfulness, yoga and infant massage sessions are also available.

Cairns Early Parenting Centre
Cairns Early Parenting Centre

An experienced, multi-disciplinary team is available to help as required, including:

  • Registered Nurses/Enrolled Nurses
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Midwives
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Paediatricians

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre is a family-inclusive unit and partners are encouraged to participate in the program, although only one parent can stay with your infant overnight.

Your infant is admitted as the patient. If they are covered by your health fund and Medicare, the hospital fee for this service should be covered by your private insurance. We will contact you prior to admission to discuss any out of pocket expenses. A self-funded rate is also available if you do not have private health insurance – see FAQs.

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For more information please contact the Cairns Early Parenting Centre on 07 4052 8077 / 4052 5232 or