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03.04.2020 14:37 Age: 62 days

Geraldton Hospital prepared for COVID-19 following maternity services transfer


Pregnant woman.


Geraldton Hospital is expanding capacity as part of its preparedness to respond to COVID-19 by transferring maternity services to St John of God Hospital Geraldton from Monday 6 April 2020.

The transfer comes at no charge to expectant mothers.

Midwives from both the WA Country Health Service Midwest and St John of God Geraldton Hospital will care for pregnant and post-partum women and their newborn babies at the new location.

The WA Country Health Service Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Dr Carolyn Haeusler said that expectant mothers should present to St John of God Geraldton Hospital, 12 Hermitage Street, Geraldton to receive maternity services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Expectant mothers and newborns will have the same exceptional care offered by Geraldton Hospital with high calibre midwives from both WA Country Health Service Midwest and St John of God Geraldton Hospital delivering services at the new site,” said Dr Haeusler.

“The transfer comes at no cost and all pregnant women need to do is present to St John of God Geraldton Hospital on Hermitage Street to receive maternity services.”

“We are doing everything in our power to protect expectant mums and babies from coronavirus so there is no need to wait when in labour – we provide a safe environment in which to welcome babies into the world,” Dr Haeusler added.

Geraldton Hospital will continue to provide the local community with all other aspects of high quality health care while maternity services will be provided at St John of God Geraldton Hospital until further notice.


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