​Options of care during pregnancy - Scott Memorial Scone Hospital

Shared Care with your GP

This care model provides the option of seeing either your own GPO for appointments during pregnancy, as well as attending appointments at the Scott Memorial Scone Hospital Antenatal Clinic. If there are no complications with your pregnancy, and your GPO offers a Shared Care service, an appointment schedule will be discussed with you at your booking in visit with the midwife at the Scott Memorial Scone Hospital Antenatal Clinic early in your pregnancy at approximately 16-18 weeks. While there is a fee to attend your appointments with the GPO, all clinic visits are free of charge. Your baby will be born at Scott Memorial Scone Hospital. If any complications arise during your pregnancy, your GPO will refer you to the Maternity Obstetric team at The Maitland, Tamworth Rural Referral or The John Hunter Hospital.

Hunter Valley Sector Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS) 

The AMIHS team provides care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and/or women whose baby will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The service aims to provide culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy and after birth. This service includes antenatal and postnatal care, support service referrals and health education. You may contact the staff directly, or talk to your GP or the staff at the antenatal clinic to make a referral to the AMIHS service. Please contact the AMIHS team on 0418 936 043.

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Summary of options of care available

​Option of care​Suitability​Who will provide your antenatal care​Where you will have your antenatal care​Who will provide care during labour and birth​Your postnatal care
Shared Care with GP​Women with uncomplicated pregnancy​GPO of your choice; Antenatal Clinic midwives as per schedule ​GP Practice and Hospital Antenatal Clinic ​Midwife from Maternity Unit​2 – 4 day postnatal stay in Maternity Unit
Care with GPO​All women​GPO of your choice​GP Practice​Midwife from Maternity Unit​As above
​Hunter Valley Sector Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Service (AMIHS)​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women or women having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island baby​Midwife and Aboriginal Health Care Worker​Home / Hospital Antenatal Clinic​Midwife from Maternity Unit​As above