Changes to services
The health of our patients, visitors and staff is our biggest priority. We have put in place a number of measures to keep our community safe while providing the highest level of care.
In response to COVID-19, the following services have changed or limited access and availablity:
- Clinic appointments
- Childbirth Education
- Women's Welcome Centre
- Language Services
- Pastoral and Spiritual Care
The Women’s is trialling telehealth - appointments by phone or video call - for some low-risk women with clinic appointments. If you have been identified as suitable for a phone or video appointment, you will be contacted directly and provided with details.
If you still do need to come in to hospital for your appointment, we ask that you come on your own, unless you need your partner or support person to come with you. However, due to physical distancing rules, your partner or support person may be asked to wait in another area or room during your consultation.
Please read our page on 'Coming to the Women's' for more information.
The Women’s has cancelled its face-to-face childbirth education workshops until further notice. This includes all its education programs that normally run in Parkville and Sandringham, and at community centres in Brunswick, Fawkner, Kensington, North Melbourne and St Kilda.
We have produced an online resource so women and their partners/support people can access childbirth education online. Presented by midwives and childbirth educators, the videos aim to help inform and prepare expectant parents for labour, birth and early parenthood.
You can view the videos on our Childbirth Education page.
The Women's Welcome Centre has closed as a public health precaution until further notice.
Staff at the Women's Welcome Centre are still available to take phone and email enquiries between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.
- Email: WWCadmin@thewomens.org.au
- Phone: (03) 8345 3037
Interpreters will remain available to any patients that need them. This service will now take place over the phone.
The Sacred Space at the Royal Women's Hospital is currently closed. Pastoral and Spiritual Care services are still available for patients.