Antenatal admission - Inverell
Some women will require admission to hospital during their pregnancy for their health or the health of their unborn baby.
In the Antenatal Ward, we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our team of midwives will care for you throughout your stay. Your Doctor will visit you daily and develop a plan of care for you.
The circumstances that led you to the Antenatal Ward may cause you some stress; for example, you may be facing a long stay due to difficulties with your pregnancy. Please discuss these issues with your midwife. We have additional staff who may offer you support to meet your needs.
Located on the wall at each bedside you will find a patient care board which is a useful communication tool between you or your family and your care providers. Here you can write down questions, your midwife can write down what is happening for that day or perhaps you can write down reminders for questions to discuss with your doctor.
The antenatal ward has all single rooms available although do not have the capacity for partners to stay with you.
We encourage expectant mothers to have a rest period between 1pm and 3pm each day. You may like to communicate this to your friends and family.
Your midwife is available to offer education and discuss a range of topics with you. There are a range of educational resources available to support your learning. Talk to your midwife or use your patient care board as a reminder to staff.