About Us

Maternity Services

Our maternity service is the largest maternity provider in Victoria providing care to over 9,000 women each year across three hospitals: Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong and Casey. Monash Women’s provides maternity care for well women and women with more complex and specialty needs. Monash Medical Centre provides tertiary level maternity care, with pregnancy assessment and fetal diagnostic units, adult and neonatal intensive care situated on-site.

 

This integrated service structure provides one of Australia’s safest levels of maternity care.

 

Monash Women’s has a range of allied health services for women including physiotherapy, social work and interpreters. These services are provided on referral from the team clinicians.

 

Monash Women’s is affiliated with Monash University and a number of other universities for research and training.  We provide training and clinical placement for trainee doctors and midwives as part of their university requirements.

Need to make a booking at Monash Women’s?

Maternity Ward Visiting Hours

Monash Medical Centre

 246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168

 03 9594 6666

Visiting hours: 8am – 8pm

Visitors are limited to 3 per patient.

Dandenong Hospital

 135 David Street, Dandenong VIC 3175

 03 9554 1000

Visiting hours: 8am – 8pm

Casey Hospital

62 – 70 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806

 03 8768 1200

Visiting hours: 8am – 8pm

Visitors are limited to 3 per patient.

 

Women accepted to birth at Casey Hospital will have their clinic appointments at the Pakenham Health Centre.

Three pathways to pregnancy care:

1. Within a clinic at one of our three hospital sites

2. Shared care with the hospital and an affiliated GP or midwife in the community

3. Non-hospital with a specialist obstetrician in the community

 

Where possible you will be booked to birth at your local hospital unless you or your baby require a higher level of care.

Women-centered, collaborative care underpinned by the following principles:
Partnership Women and families are partners in planning and care decisions
Care Care is provided close to home – where possible
Togetherness Keeping mothers and babies together is a priority in care
Continuity Continuity of care and carer – where possible
Collaboration Multidisciplinary, collaborative teams which consistently care for women throughout pregnancy, birth and postnatally
Opportunity Midwives have the opportunity to work full scope of practice – working in all areas of maternity care
Development Collaborative education, training and supervision for all clinicians to ensure a high level commitment to ongoing professional development
Standards Achieving the highest standards of quality, safety and evidence-based practice
Equity Equity for all women
Continuity of care?

Research shows that continuity of care and carer improves women’s experiences and outcomes. All women are allocated to a maternity team at booking.

How do the team's work?

All teams have a shared leadership (midwife and obstetrician) to provide a comprehensive collaborative approach to pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. For a woman experiencing a pregnancy where there is no anticipated problem this may mean that most of that care is provided by a primary level care provider (i.e. midwife or GP). If complications arise the obstetrician or other specialist medical staff from your team will provide consultation and advice. If a woman experiences a pregnancy where there are maternal or fetal complications the majority of care will be with specialist team medical staff, with midwives providing midwifery care as required.

 

The maternity teams have been named after gemstones and are aligned with a colour.

 

Monash Medical Centre has five teams: Amethyst (purple), Opal (light blue), Topaz (magenta), Amber (orange) and Emerald (light green).

 

Dandenong Hospital has three teams: Turquoise (aqua) Jade (dark green) and Rose Quartz (pink).

 

Casey Hospital has three teams: Diamond (cream), Ruby (red), and Sapphire (blue).

What does this mean for women?

Continuity of care within teams will enable women greater consistency in care throughout pregnancy, birth and the postnatal stay. Women will have increased opportunity to see clinicians they have met before (doctor, midwife and allied health) during their pregnancy visits at the hospital, in labour, birth and postnatal period.

If you have other queries please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.