Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Having a Baby in WA

 
King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco, Perth
Western Australia, 6008
(08) 6458 2222
  • Main entrance to King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Birth Suite
  • Television
  • Birth Suite
  • Perth city, close to King Edward Memorial Hospital
  • Outside the hospital
  • Entrance to the Family Birth Centre

Hospital Tours
Tours of Labour and Birth Suite are held three days a week on Monday morning at 9.30am, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm.
Bookings are essential please call 6458 1368 between 8.00am - 9.00am and 3.00pm - 4.00pm (no calls on Wednesday please)

Your care options
Facilities
Services and features
Public or private admission
Students at KEMH
Overseas visitors
Links and more information

At KEMH we encourage you, your partner and support people to be involved in your care. We want to give you the support, information and care you need to feel confident and ready for your baby’s birth. Every birth is a special and unique event and you should receive care that meets your needs throughout pregnancy, birth and in the days after you and your baby go home.

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Your care options

KEMH offers world-class care and wide-ranging support services to WA women with complicated pregnancies and infants born prematurely.

Depending on your individual needs, KEMH has a variety of pregnancy care options available including Family Birth Centre care, shared care, routine midwifery care, Midwifery Group Practice or medical care.

Women experiencing a complex or ‘high-risk’ pregnancy may be referred to KEMH for care. Women experiencing a ‘low-risk’ pregnancy and want to receive care at KEMH must live within the local area, unless choosing care at the Family Birth Centre which accepts women from anywhere within the metropolitan area (places are limited).

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Facilities

  • 15 modern birthing suites, 13 with ensuites
  • Deep baths for pain management during labour
  • Three dedicated maternity wards
  • 100-cot neonatal nursery
  • Family Birth Centre on site for low-risk pregnancy and birth

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Services and features

  • Pregnancy care options including: GP shared-care, Team Midwifery Clinic, midwifery group practice, midwifery-led care and medical care
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Department for high-risk pregnancies
  • Special clinics e.g. adolescent clinic and clinic for women with alcohol and drug dependency
  • 24 hour anaesthetic and theatre cover
  • Breastfeeding Centre of WA
  • Social Work Department
  • Psychological Medicine Department
  • Perinatal Loss Service
  • Dietician and diabetes service
  • Parent Education classes
  • Physiotherapy and postnatal exercise classes
  • Early discharge program Visiting Midwifery Service
  • Postnatal parenting morning teas
  • Mother and Baby Unit for women experiencing significant mental health problems following the birth of their baby
  • Accredited Interpreter service available
  • Women and Newborn Health Library

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Public or private admission

Under the requirements of the Medicare Agreement, all eligible patients, regardless of insurance status, being admitted to a public hospital, have the right to choose whether to be admitted as a public or private patient.

Patients with private health insurance can contact the Private Patient Liaison Officer on (08) 6458 1066 or email kemhpplo@health.wa.gov.au.

All patients receive top level health care and the same services regardless if they are a public or private patient. To learn more about choosing to be a private patient at KEMH, please visit Private Patient Incentive.

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Students at KEMH

KEMH is a teaching hospital and helps train WA's future health professionals. During your stay in hospital you may have student doctors, midwives, nurses and allied health professionals as part of the team caring for you. With your support our students gain valuable knowledge and experience for their future careers.

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Overseas visitors

If you are an overseas visitor and not eligible for Medicare cover, you can pay to receive treatment at King Edward Memorial Hospital as an overseas ineligible patient or an overseas student patient.

The Australian government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Malta and Italy. The agreement entitles visitors to medically necessary treatment while visiting Australia. For more information call Medicare Australia on 13 20 11

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Links and more information

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