Maternity

  


 


At Epworth Freemasons we pride ourselves on the excellent outcomes we deliver for both mums and babies.


With state of the art equipment and highly trained staff with over 20 years experience, our commitment to world’s best practice in maternity c​are is second to none.


Guaranteed private rooms combined with stays at Park Hyatt Melbourne, an a-la carte menu, a night nursery and Lactation Consultants on hand make Epworth Freemasons one of Victoria’s most popular private maternity hospitals with mums to be.

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​​​​​​Having your baby


Our experienced midwives know how important it is for you to be informed on your birth options. They will discuss with you the various choices and facilities available at Epworth Freemasons, all of which have been designed with your comfort and well-being as top priority.


Our Birth Suites provide the latest in technology, blended discreetly into the room’s décor, creating a harmonious, safe and peaceful environment.


A fully-equipped Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Special Care Nursery (SCN) are nearby, if required.


Caring for your baby


Our Maternity Unit has a ten-cot high-dependencynursery that cares for ill or premature babies. Our staff are trained to provide the highest-level of clinical and emotional support during you and your baby’s stay.


For mothers experiencing difficulty feeding, Epworth Freemasons has a Breastfeeding Clinic. This is situated at the Park Hyatt Melbourne and is managed by qualified Lactation Consultants.


Childbirth Education


Epworth Freemasons offers a comprehensive suite of Education classes for you, your partner andeven grandparents.


Classes iclude topics such as, preparing for labour, feeding options, preparing for home, twin babies and parenting skills.


HypnoBirthing® (PDF 249 KB) is as much a philosophy of birth, as it is a series of techniques to help you have a
relaxing, stress-free and empowering birth.


Catherine Kenna, Midwife: It takes a special person to become a midwife and it takes an exceptional person to become an Epworth Freemasons midwife.​​



 

 

Your Accommodation


Our accommodation has been designed to provide a superior experience, level of support and security. We are delighted to be able to guarantee you a private room with an en-suite, television, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Several of our suites also have double beds.


A nurses’ station is only a short distance away, should you need us any time of the day or night for assistance or advice.


A'la Carte Dining


At Epworth Freemasons, we pride ourselves on sourcing Australian products, prepared daily by a team of dedicated chefs, for you to enjoy. We cater for Special Meal requirements including vegetarian, intolerances, allergies and religious restrictions.


Our menu is designed to reflect the seasons, with an emphasis on healthy and nutritional dishes.


Partner meals are also available, please ask your Food Service Assistant for more details.


Park Hyatt Melbourne


At Epworth Freemasons we are committed to creating an environment that will support and help you bond with your baby. 


We believe that our boutique Hospital in the Hotel Program  at the nearby Park Hyatt Hotel, is an extension of that care. 


Because each birth and situation is different, this program is not available to everyone. There are strict medical criteria that needs to be met before you can be eligible for transfer to Park Hyatt Melbourne. Our Maternity Unit team will discuss your suitability following the birth of your baby in conjunction with your Obstetrician.


Read more about the Hospital in the Hotel Program.


​Visiting Hours

 

Friends and family are welcome to visit at anytime that suits you throughout the day however please be mindful that you make time for your own recovery and time to bond with your baby. Please be considerate of other patients and families who may be recovering and remind your guests that visitors are required to leave the hospital premises by 8pm (this excludes partners).​


Early Disc​harge 


Vouchers are available if you would like to return home earlier than your expected length of stay. This includes a $200 Coles/Myer voucher. Please speak to your nurse to see if you would like to discharge early.


Where are we​ located


The Epworth Freemasons Maternity Unit is located at – 2nd Floor, 320 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne and on the 1st floor 166 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.


Undercover parking is available, with discounted rates available for partners of our maternity unit patients.


Keep in touc​h


We encourage you to follow us on social media. We provide expert insight and advice on pregnancy and caring for a newborn via our pages on Facebook and Instagram


Join the Epworth Freemasons Maternity community before you arrive!


Bookin​gs


Your Obstetrician will organise the hospital booking. There is no booking fee.​


For further information about our Maternity Unit, please call (03) 9418 8300.

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