Where possible you and the baby will be admitted on a Monday before midday. This gives the benefit of staying for five days in the unit.
- Please have all your baby’s immunisations up-to-date by the time you are admitted.
- Please complete the forms you have been sent and bring them with you.
If you have not received the forms, print and complete the ones on the main page under Downloads.
In Mothercraft you will receive individual care aimed at meeting the needs of you and your baby, and we will develop a care plan with you.
If you or the baby are ill at the time of admission, or become ill while you are at Mothercraft, it may be necessary to discharge you and organise a readmission you are well.
Staying with us
You will have your own room with a single bed and a cot/bassinette for your baby. There is a shared modern kitchen and lounge/dining room.
All meals will be provided for you and the baby. Dinners are delivered from the hospital kitchen. Ingredients for breakfast and lunch are provided, and you can use the kitchen to prepare what you want. You may wish to bring your own snacks.
We have an automatic washer and dryer available.
Television and DVD player
These are available, and we have many informative DVDs on parenting.
The hospital campus is totally smokefree, inside buildings and outside. We can provide assistance to be smokefree while you are here. We are happy to discuss smoking cessation with you at any time.