>> Cabrini Maternity FAQs

Inpatients at Cabrini’s hospitals can have two visitors at a time, during our dedicated visiting hours.

Maternity visiting hours are between 3 – 5pm and 7 - 8pm. Visitors must remain in the room with the parents.

All visitors to Cabrini must show proof of double COVID-19 vaccination, or provide a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) taken and dated on the day of their visit.

For more information about this, please click here.

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, all elective surgery patients (including elective caesarean patients) must undergo pre-operative testing prior to their admission to hospital.

This is an important measure to further ensure patient safety during surgery, as undergoing surgery while infected with COVID-19 requires your care team to take additional precautions to meet your individual needs.

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.

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