Patient Care Units
Post Natal Domiciliary Care Service
How to Access the Service
The Post Natal Domiciliary Care Service is offered to all women who live within a set boundary from the WCH, when they leave the hospital after their baby is born.
A home visiting service is also provided by experienced midwives from the Special Care Baby Unit (Neonatal Early Discharge Program).
A referral form will be completed on discharge by the postnatal midwife. Women will be informed of their schedule of visits prior to leaving hospital. A domiciliary midwife will ring 1-2 days after discharge (dependant on your length of stay in hospital) to arrange a time to visit.
Most women require one to three visits (dependant on your length of stay in hospital) and are then encouraged to follow up with Child and Family Health services and/or their GP.
The service is offered seven days a week between 9.00am and 4.00pm (except Christmas Day).