Coming to hospital

During your stay with us, our midwives and nurses will provide education and information to enable you to confidently care for yourself and your baby in preparation for going home. While at Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville, you will have 24 hour access to our expert, caring midwives, nurses and clinical support team at the press of a button. 

Where to go for admission

Admission during the day

For admission to Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville during the day, please present to the main entrance of the hospital at our Hyde Park Campus, closest to Oxford Street. If you can walk, please go to the main reception. If you are in strong labour and too uncomfortable to move from the car, or you need immediate assistance, please remain in the car and ask your support person to request urgent assistance at the hospital's main reception.

After hours admissions

If you’re coming to hospital after hours (between 8.30 pm and 6.00 am) there is a video intercom to enable you to contact the ward, who will remotely open the door for you. The front doors to the hospital will be electronically locked between 8.30 pm and 6 am. 

When to contact or come to hospital

Please phone ahead before coming to the hospital so that we can best prepare for your arrival. You should contact the immediately hospital if:

  • you experience any vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • your waters break, even if you are not experiencing any contractions
  • you are experiencing regular, painful contractions
  • you are experiencing increasing discomfort, either abdominally or in the lower back
  • you think your baby’s movements have reduced
  • sudden increase in swelling or puffiness of your face, hands or feet
  • persistent, frequent headaches
  • blurred vision or spots before your eyes
  • persistent vomiting
  • sharp, constant pain in the abdomen (with or without bleeding)
  • sudden increase or decrease in the amount of urine passed, or if you experience burning when going to the toilet
  • you are concerned or unsure about what is happening.

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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