Coming to Hospital

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Please see this information if you or a family member are coming to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

Hand washing

Hand washing protects your child and the community.

Handrub is available for use at the entrance to each ward and room. If your child requires infection control precautions please comply with ‘visitors instructions’ on the door or speak to nursing staff.

Personal items

The Hospital does not take responsibility for personal items– please ensure security of your own possessions.

Mobile phones may be used in the ward area, however please be considerate of others.

To provide a safe environment for your child and others and to allow for cleaning of the room, please store possessions in the locker provided.

What to bring

See the checklist below for a general overview of what to bring to hospital for your child or baby.

Please ensure that these items are clean. Remember to mark everything clearly with your childs name, including toys.

What to bring for your child

  • A list of current medicines
  • Medicare card
  • Health insurance details
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Pyjamas (optional)
  • Casual clothes (for children who are up and about)
  • Hairbrush and comb
  • Soap, toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Childrens toys, teddies and blankets are also welcomed.

Please ensure that these items are clean. Remember to mark everything clearly with your childs name, including toys.

What to bring for your baby

If you wish to use disposable nappies, you will need to bring them as we do not supply them.

You may bring some of your babies clothes, if you want to. This may be important if your baby will be a long-term patient.

We are able to provide some brands of teats and formulas. However, if your baby uses a particular brand that we do not have, you may wish to bring a can of it and we will prepare it for you.

We supply bottles.

Please bring your baby's dummy.