Fiona Stanley Hospital’s new birthing centre nears completion

An artist's impression of the new birthing suites at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
An artist's impression of the new birthing suites at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

FIONA Stanley Hospital’s new family birthing centre is due to open this September.

The state-of-the-art facility has been designed in consultation with mothers who have utilised the hospital’s existing maternity services in the past few years.

Once complete, the centre will feature three birthing suites, two of which feature inbuilt birthing pools and the other a portable pool, specially designed birthing cubes, day beds and family lounge facilities.

Designed to provide care to women with low-risk pregnancies, the centre will also allow local mums access to midwifery-led care through their antenatal, labour, birth and postnatal periods, currently not available south of the river.

Health minister Roger Cook said it was exciting to see the centre begin to take shape and it would be a huge asset to expectant mothers in Perth’s south.

“This is a testimony to the success of the existing Family Birth Centre at King Edward Memorial Hospital which has done a fantastic job for the past 27 years,” he said.

“Having a sister birth centre at Fiona Stanley means that women living in our southern suburbs will soon be able to access this model of care much closer to where they live.”

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