Find out more about when to contact us; car parking; after hours access and more.
When to contact the Birthing Suite
If you are 20 weeks or more you should contact us immediately (day or night) if any of the following occur:
Ruptured membranes (waters have broken)
Dizziness, visual disturbances associated with nausea and/or severe headache
Noticeable decrease in, or lack of foetal movements
The midwife will advise if it is necessary to come to hospital. If you have any concerns prior to 20 weeks, do not hesitate to contact your obstetrician or your GP immediately. Alternatively, visit a hospital Emergency Department.
For drop off and collection of patients, there is a 15 minute parking area designated as the patient pick-up area.
Where to go
Maternity is located on Level 2 of the hospital. Access to the hospital’s lifts is through the main Reception area.
After Hours access
The main hospital doors are locked between 9pm and 6am. If you arrive during these times, a Security Guard will be present and will assist you in entering the building.
You are encouraged to have your free whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks, available from your GP. It is also a good idea for your partner and other close relatives to visit their GP for a vaccination too. Please refer to the brochures included in your Welcome Pack for more information.