Kareena Private Hospital unveils $1.5 million maternity unit makeover
Apr 12, 2021
Expectant mums planning to give birth at Kareena Private Hospital will now enjoy luxury, fully refurbished suites, with plenty of room for their partners to stay, thanks to a $1.5 million upgrade of the maternity unit.
It is the largest refurbishment of Kareena’s maternity unit in more than 20 years and brings the number of private parenting suites to 14. This includes four deluxe suites with queen beds, two double bed rooms and seven standard rooms - all featuring new furnishings and equipment to make the parents’ stay even more special.
Kareena Private Hospital Acting Chief Executive Officer, Yvonne Hart, said customer feedback had helped in the planning and design of the refurbishment.
“We have always received positive feedback regarding the care delivered by our team of experienced midwives, nurses and lactation consultants. This was an opportunity to improve the environment to match the exemplary service we offer,” Ms Hart said.
“We looked at the services and environment our Ramsay colleagues were providing at Westmead Private and North Shore Private maternity units and we wanted to offer those same first class facilities. We have surpassed our expectations and hope we have done the same for our customers.”
“A great feature of this upgrade is that it really improves the partner stay - we know many new mums want their partners to share those very special first days with their babies and now half of our rooms will offer new parents a queen or double bed,” she said.
Brittani and Daniel Cooper were among the first couples to experience the new facilities, when they welcomed their son Kai into the world in late March.
“It was really lovely, the facilities were great, the room was so nice and cosy and Daniel was able to be with me the whole time which was really important to me,” Brittani said.
“I remember the food being really good too, Daniel and I were both so well looked after and knowing we were sorted for those five days was great,” she said.
The refurbishment also includes a new lounge area for parents and visitors to enjoy plus a parenting education room. The dedicated space will help parents learn new skills like bathing their baby for the first time.
The $1.5 million makeover follows the refurbishment of the hospital’s birthing suites just four years ago.