Westmead Private opens additional birth suite

Nov 30, 2018

A new birth suite has just opened at Westmead Private Hospital, as part of a major maternity unit expansion still underway.

Dr Rabia Shaikh was the first obstetrician to deliver a baby in the new room; little Theodore was welcomed into the world by his parents Katherine and Andrew Ackling.


As well as a new birth suite, families will benefit from 31 extra maternity rooms and 11 new surgical rooms when the development is finished.


There will also be eight spacious parenting suites with double beds, seating areas for guests, TVs and private ensuites.


For babies who need extra care, a 14 cot Special Care Nursery will be equipped with the latest technology and enhanced privacy and comfort.


Westmead Private Hospital CEO, Mike Flatley, said the development has been designed with the whole family in mind – in addition to the mother, partner, and baby.


“Our luxury maternity unit includes a garden area for families and loved ones to enjoy. Overall, the expansion will create an environment that is modern, spacious, and supported by experienced doctors and midwives.”


“We have the unique advantage of being close to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, which means our mums and bubs receive the highest standard of private hospital care while being able to access tertiary level care facilities, such as NICU, if required.


A spectacular fly-through animation video was released as construction of the development passed the halfway mark. It can be viewed by visiting: www.westmeadprivate.com.au/Maternity/Our-Maternity-Unit


The remainder of the luxury maternity service development is due to open in March 2019.