Gynaecology and Women's Health Services

Welcome to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children's  Antenatal/Gynaecology ward.

We are located on the Level 2, Block B of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours are between 6am and 9pm to provide women additional support from family and friends.

We encourage a family member to stay overnight if you are in a single room.

Our Services

The Antenatal/Gynaecology Ward provides midwifery and nursing care to women who:

  • Have had gynaecological surgery or require admission for gynaecological related condition or early pregnancy complications.

  • Require hospitalisation for a pregnancy related issue.

  • The first 2-3 days postnatal care, this can be with a baby or caring for the mother if the baby requires admission to the Neonatology Department.

  • Are from the ACT or from regional hospitals that require tertiary hospital admission.

During your stay you will be cared for by a team of Health Professionals. All members of the Health Care Team have a commitment to providing you with the best care possible and will actively seek your opinion in relation to the care you receive.

Multidisciplinary Team

The Multidisciplinary team includes:

Clinical Midwife Consultant (CMC) Midwives/Registered Nurses

  • A Midwife or Nurse will be allocated to care for you during each shift.

Consultant/Registrars/Residents (Doctors)

  • You will be admitted under the care of a Consultant who, with their Registrar, will co-ordinate your care whilst you are in hospital.

Physiotherapists  

  • Are available and your Midwife or Doctor can provide you with a referral.

Dietician  

  • Consults can be arranged for special dietary requirements.

Social Workers

  • Available if they are required.

  • If you have been transferred from interstate they can provide IPTAAS forms (Isolated Patient Travel Accommodation Assistance Scheme) this provides you with financial assistance. Accommodation can be arranged for family members in the hospital residences.

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

  • The Aboriginal Liaison Office (ALO) ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the ACT and Regional NSW can access mainstream healthcare services.

  • The Aboriginal Liaison Officers work in collaboration with Social Workers to undertake these services.

Chaplains and Pastoral Care

  • Available 24 hours. Your Midwife/Nurse or Social Worker can assist in a referral.

Television and Internet Access

  • Each bed has a television that is free of charge. Each bed is provided with a patient information folder containing information with instructions. Free internet access is provided by ACT Health.

Washing Machine and Ironing board

  • Located outside the ward area for women to use. Please ask your Midwife and she will direct you to its location.

Discharge

  • We aim to discharge women from the ward by 10 am so we can continue to provide care to women and families who require admission.

  • If this is not possible, please ask to speak to the CMC who may be able to help with other arrangements.

ACT Health is Smoke Free

ACT Health is smoke free. ACT Health is committed to providing a smoke free environment for our staff, healthcare consumers and visitors, to protect them from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.

Smoking is not allowed at any ACT Health facility. Please do not smoke outside the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.