>> Cabrini Maternity FAQs

In line with the latest Department of Health directives, visitors are currently not permitted at Cabrini’s hospitals or care facilities.

Exceptions to our visitors policy apply for maternity patients – a partner/designated support person may attend during labour and birth, and follow through to the maternity ward. If the same support person/partner needs to leave the hospital for any reason, they are permitted to return to visit or stay.

If you have any questions about your individual circumstances, please speak to your care team.

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. With our current restrictions, a partner/support person is unable 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 maternity@cabrini.com.au.

COVID-19 testing at Cabrini

In line with Department of Health advice, Cabrini is undertaking pre-operative testing for all elective surgery patients, including elective caesarean patients. This is an important measure to further protect vulnerable people within healthcare settings during this time.

Maternity patient’s partner/designated support person must also be tested prior to attending Cabrini for an elective caesarean.

Elective surgery patients will be contacted by their treating team with further information about this process, ahead of their surgery. You can also read more about pre-operative testing here.

Care for maternity patients with COVID-19

To support the state-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health has identified specific hospitals to facilitate the care of COVID-19 patients. This is one measure in place to help ensure the safest possible hospital environment for all patients.

Any maternity patients who are currently booked at Cabrini Health and who are COVID-19 positive will have their care transferred to the appropriate maternity streaming facility.

Please be reassured, Cabrini remains committed to delivering safe, high quality, compassionate care to all our maternity patients and this is for very specific circumstances only.

Please speak with your obstetrician if you have any questions or concerns.

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 maternity@cabrini.com.au.

  • 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