Integrated with today’s lifestyle needs, this ward is designed to give new mothers rest and to recuperate in total privacy and comfort. In addition to providing ample space to welcome and celebrate the new baby with family and friends, our nurses’ care gives you the peace of mind that both mother and baby are well taken care of.
The maternity experience at the hospital is one of the things pregnant mothers have to think about when it comes to choosing a hospital for delivery and postnatal care.
At Mount Alvernia Hospital, we give you, our new mothers, service and care in a warm and supportive environment to look after you and your newborn.
Our multi-bedded wards offer the same level of nursing care and clinical support to our patients.
Our 2-bedded rooms are designed to allow sharing of room and amenities. Each bed has a privacy curtain to provide space for individual patients to enjoy privacy and rest. Bright and spacious, each patient gets to enjoy personal amenities such as a telephone and TV.
To offer pregnant mums a wonderful and memorable experience during childbirth, our delivery suites are designed with our patients’ comfort and convenience in mind. The 11 delivery suite rooms are all single-bedded and well equipped with clinical facilities and furnished in soothing shades.
On average, the hospital delivers about 6,000 babies in a year. To ensure the safe delivery of babies and look after pregnant mums well, our midwifery team keeps their knowledge and skills up to date through continuing education combined with inhouse training in the labour and birthing process.
In addition, the operating theatres, neonatal intensive care unit and high dependency units are all located within close proximity on the same level of the building. This facilitates the delivery of multi-disciplinary care for mothers and their babies during high risk pregnancies.
The pregnant mum’s partner is encouraged to stay with her at all times in the suite room, to provide the crucial emotional support just before the baby arrives.
Each room is equipped with a foetal monitoring and baby resuscitation system to closely detect foetal movement and identify babies that require immediate delivery. The safety of the mother and baby is of utmost importance to us; pregnant mums and their partners can therefore rest assured that their babies’ and their own wellbeing are being monitored at all times.
With the help of our anaesthetists, we also offer epidural service to mothers who require pain relief during labour. Our caring and efficient midwives provide one-to-one support, making the birth experience more pleasant and reducing the need for pain relief.
Babies who are well and who do not require special medical attention can stay close to their mothers at the nurseries located at Our Lady, St Raphael and St Michael wards. Specially trained nurses will care for the baby and a team of doctors will monitor the baby’s health each day.
“Rooming-in” helps parents to bond with their newborn and learn baby’s habits, likes and dislikes. More importantly, it provides a good opportunity for parents to learn how to care for the baby, so that they can tap on the vast experience of the hospital’s nurses while still in their care at the hospital.
The Nursery is most suited for babies who need regular monitoring by the medical team, and babies whose mothers may not be able to care for them (e.g. immediately after a Caesarean section).
A neonate is a newborn in his/her first 28 days of life and may be born full term or prematurely (before 37 weeks of gestation).
Neonatal care is a specialised field with trained personnel managing these newborn.
The neonatal intensive care unit attends to high-risk deliveries, resuscitation of a sick newborn, neonatal intensive care, well-baby nursery care and follow-up. Together with doctors, our dedicated team nurses are able to provide continuous monitoring, investigations and specialised medical and nursing care for these newborn. We are also able to provide pre and post-operative care for neonates requiring surgery.