The Women’s at Sandringham caring for Bayside’s youngest patients

New parents Aytac Genc and Anastasia Deligiaouris with their twins Mikael and Gaebrielle, who are being cared for in the Sandringham Special
New parents Aytac Genc and Anastasia Deligiaouris with their twins Mikael and Gaebrielle, who are being cared for in the Sandringham Special Care Nursery. Photo: Chris Eastman, Bayside Leader
27 September 2016 | Pregnancy and newborns

The Sandringham Special Care Nursery has been a part of the Women’s at Sandringham service for almost a month now, and the Bayside Leader shared the news this week with the local community.

The Women’s at Sandringham took on responsibility for the nursery on Monday 5 September and Neonatal Services Director Laura Bignell said the change was a “natural step” for the Women’s, which took over the management of maternity and gynaecology services in 2013.

Ms Bignell told the Bayside Leader the nursery would be refurbished and expanded from six to eight cots next year. “This will ensure more babies can be cared for closer to home, with the backing of the Women’s specialist neonatal service in Parkville,” she said.

New mother Anastasia Deligiaouris, whose twins Gaebrielle and Mikael Genc are being cared for by the specialist nursery team, praised her experience. “It was just wonderful that we had the opportunity to come to Sandringham. You know that when you’re leaving, your babies are in good hands.”

The operational change will not affect patients – all staff currently working in the maternity unit and special care nursery, including paediatricians, nurses and midwives, will remain, as will all appointments, contact numbers and plans pregnant women currently have with the service.

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