Maternity services at Maitland Hospital

Maitland-having-a-baby-services.jpg Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the Maitland Hospital Birthing Service.

Since 1903 the Maitland Hospital has been caring for women and babies who live in the Maitland, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Dungog area, and other women and babies transferred for care from across the Hunter New England Local Health District. Around 1500 babies are born at Maitland Hospital each year.

Our staff at Maitland hospital are committed to providing you and your family a quality service experience as you journey through pregnancy, birth and beginning parenthood and welcome you and your family to our service.

Yours Sincerely,    

Dr Paul Chuah Clinical Director of Maternity and Gynaecology Paula Richards Midwife/Nurse Manager Women and Children's Services Maitland Hospital. 

Acknowledgment of Country:
“We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and community members of the land that Maitland Hospital is situated on, the Wonnorua Peole and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future” HNELHD remains committed to Closing the Gap for Aboriginal members of the community and welcome Aboriginal people from all communities.

The Maternity service at Maitland hospital acknowledge and embrace the diversity of modern family structures. We welcome families from all cultural backgrounds and are committed to providing culturally appropriate and sensitive care.

Our focus is to ensure the woman and her family remain at the centre of the care we provide and are actively involved in all decisions about their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. We will endeavour to ensure that care is individualised to meet your needs and all decision making is based on relationships of mutual respect and trust.

Our maternity care team are committed to ensuring that you have a safe and positive birth experience and that you have the support you need to begin caring for your newborn baby.