Canberra Health Services has opened a new Maternity Assessment Unit (MAU) and Gynaecological Day Unit (GDU) at Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.
The MAU is a midwifery led service provides assessment and monitoring services to people who:
- are greater than 19+6 weeks pregnant, or
- have issues related to a recent (within the last 14 days) birth.
Following relocation and refurbishment, the new MAU has doubled in size and is now located close to the Birthing Unit, creating efficiencies in how patients are assessed and managed. The new design also supports a new Model of Care, which incorporates 24-hour services and a triage-based system to ensure women get the right service at the right time.
You can self-refer to this service or be referred by a health professional. For more information on who is eligible and how to access this service, visit the Maternity Unit Services page.
The new GDU is a dedicated procedure suite for adolescents and women who require gynaecological treatment. The unit has a change room and toilet to provide the person-centred care each patient needs when they are at feeling particularly vulnerable, and will help Canberra Health Services in delivering personalised, sensitive care to patients.
The GDU has also been designed so it can share the reception, waiting and support services with Gynaecological outpatients to improve procedural flows within the service.
For more information on the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children Expansion Project, visit Centenary Hospital for Women and Children expansion project - Canberra Health Services.