Cabrini Maternity COVID-19 FAQs

To help minimise the risk of infection transmission of COVID-19 to our maternity patients and their babies, Cabrini has implemented the below processes:

Labour and maternity ward visitation

Partners/designated support person

  • Partner/a designated support person can visit without any time restrictions
  • Other visitors, including siblings of newborns, are permitted to visit within maternity visiting hours (3-5pm and 7-8pm). To ensure we adhere to social distancing guidelines, two visitors may visit at any one time.  

Please speak with your care team if you have any questions about your individual circumstances.

Presenting to hospital

Current maternity patients are to phone the Birth Suite on (03) 9508 1261 prior to presenting to hospital for monitoring or medical treatment. A partner/designated support person is now permitted to accompany the patient to Cabrini for antenatal visits, CTGs or ECVs.

Other information

Maternity classes and tours

Maternity classes and tours have been cancelled until further notice. We are providing online antenatal classes – all booked patients will receive access to these classes via email during their third trimester. Refunds will be provided if you have made a purchase and these can be organised by phoning the Maternity Bookings Office on (03) 9508 1724 (Mon–Fri, 9am-3pm) or emailing

COVID-19 testing at Cabrini

Cabrini is undertaking pre-operative COVID-19 screening and testing in line with Department of Health guidelines. Patients who require pre-operative testing will be contacted by Cabrini with further information about this process.

If you need any further information throughout your pregnancy, please phone our Maternity Bookings Office on (03) 9508 1724 (Mon–Fri, 9am-3pm) or email

  • Partner/support person is welcome to come and go as required
  • Siblings of newborns are permitted to visit but preferably within visiting hours (3-5pm and 7-8pm)
  • Patients are also permitted one other visitor per day for a maximum of 1 hour, within maternity ward visiting hours