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Having a Baby

Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to Hunter New England Health Maternity Services

Hunter New England Maternity Services recognises that pregnancy, birth and early parenting are significant life events. We hope that you find the information on this site useful and it supports you and your family along your pregnancy journey to become a new parent.

Across HNE we have 14 sites offering a range of pregnancy, birth and after birth care in hospital and/or at home. This site will provide you with the information you will require about your local maternity unit and accessing your care.

Our key priority is to ensure you have access to quality care that meets your individual needs. Not all of our maternity units have the same facilities and therefore some women during pregnancy may need to be transferred to another hospital as close to home as possible to be able to receive the necessary care for them and their babies.

We pride ourselves on providing Excellence in health care whereby each woman is the center of the care experience that is tailored to her individual needs. Our goal is to help you give your baby the best start in life.

Wherever you are across HNE I extend a warm welcome to you and your family to our services where our staff will provide you with a quality experience.

Yours Sincerely

Elizabeth Grist
Executive Director Clinical Services, Nursing and Midwifery
Hunter New England Local Health District

Our facilities are built on the traditional lands of many peoples including the Kamilaroi, Gomilaroi, Geawegal, Bahtabah, Thungutti, Awabakal, Aniawan, Biripi, Worimi, Nganyaywana, Wonnarua, Banbai, Ngoorabul, Bundjalung, Yallaroi and Darkinung nations.

​Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service

The AMIHS Service provides care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and/or women whose baby will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. You can find a local service by clicking on the link below.