Your admission

Admission during the day

For admission to Mater Mothers’ Private Redland during the day, go directly to the front entry of the hospital (Mater Private Hospital Redland). If you are in established labour and too uncomfortable to move from the car or you need assistance, please remain in the car and ask your support person to inform the staff at the front reception desk. They will contact the staff in Mater Mothers’ Private Redland to provide immediate assistance.

Otherwise, please take the lift to level 2, turning right toward the Mater Mothers’ Private Redland reception desk. If you need to park in the loading zone, you can do so for a period of five minutes and your support person can then park the car in a nominated car park.

After hours admissions

The automatic doors at the front entry to the hospital will be closed from 8 pm to 6 am (Monday to Friday) and 8 pm to 8 am (Saturday and Sunday). If you arrive after hours, please press the intercom button beside the entry doors and the staff will answer your call.

Warning Signs

If you experience or notice any of the following symptoms in your pregnancy, it is important to contact Mater Mothers’ Private Redland or your obstetrician immediately:

  • your “waters” break (rupture of membranes)
  • mild menstrual cramps in your lower tummy, like period pains
  • a feeling of pressure in your pelvis
  • any change in the colour or odour of vaginal discharge
  • abdominal cramps with or without diarrhoea
  • low back ache
  • vaginal bleeding
  • dizziness, blurred vision or persistent headache
  • reduced fetal movements.

These symptoms often occur before any contractions start, and may not necessarily indicate complications or premature labour. Nevertheless, we recommend that you have them checked to be safe.

If premature labour has begun, you may be admitted to hospital for monitoring, some tests, and (if appropriate) treatment to delay or suppress labour. Your baby must be given as much opportunity as possible to mature inside your uterus. If you are diagnosed with premature labour and there is a possibility that we are unable to suppress or stop labour then you may require a transfer to Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane.

If you are concerned about your pregnancy, please telephone Mater Mothers’ Private Redland on 07 3163 7444, at any time of day, for advice from a midwife. Please telephone ahead to advise us if you’re coming in to the hospital. If you will need an interpreter, please ask for one to be booked when you make this call.

Emergency admissions

If you are concerned about your pregnancy, please telephone Mater Mothers’ Private Redland on 07 3163 7444, at any time of day, for advice from a midwife. Please telephone ahead to advise us if you’re coming in to the hospital. If you will need an interpreter, please ask for one to be booked when you make this call.

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