Novel coronavirus information for maternity patients

Novel coronavirus is in the news and may be causing concern for some pregnant women. Monash Health has robust infection control measures in place, and it remains safe to attend for your appointments at the Monash Medical Centre. The risk to our patients is extremely low.


You may have read that the Monash Health is currently caring for one patient diagnosed with the 2019 novel coronavirus at Monash Medical Centre. As a leading topic in the media at the moment, we understand that some expectant mothers may feel concerned about attending Monash Medical Centre.


Please be assured that the patient is being treated in isolation with strict and robust infection control processes in place. ​


We are monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely and will contact you if the risk of infection changes.


There are protective measures we can all take to reduce the risk of contracting any virus, including hand hygiene, and covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.


You can read more about the novel coronavirus, including advice on symptoms and precautions, on the Department of Health and Human Services website.


Please do not hesitate to contact Clinic D at Monash Medical Centre on 9594 2445 to speak to one of our midwives if you still have concerns. Rest assured that we will continue to communicate any further updates with you.

A/Prof Ryan Hodges
Program Director of Women’s & Newborn and Monash Health Head of Obstetrics

Andrea Rindt
Program General Manager Women’s & Newborn Program