Ongoing postnatal care and support

The Wesley maternity unit has developed several ongoing postnatal support services for our new Wesley families, once discharged from hospital.

Going home from hospital

It is anticipated you will stay in hospital for between three and five nights. We will discuss your expected date of discharge with you early on in your stay, so that you and your family can plan for your return home.

Discharge time is 10am. Please ensure you have your discharge medications (if required), birth registration paperwork, and “Personal Health Care Record” book (red book).

If your baby is born prematurely, you may be ready to go home before your baby is able to be discharged. Once your baby is ready for discharge from the Special Care Nursery, you will have the opportunity to room in for one or two nights.

Safe baby travel

Please ensure that an Australian standard approved car restraint/seat is correctly fitted for your safe journey home. Checking and fitting of car seats will need to be organised prior to your baby’s discharge. Kidsafe House can assist in correctly fitting this safety device (Wesley Maternity does not offer this service).

For more information please phone Kidsafe on 07 3854 1829 or visit the Kidsafe website.

Wesley Maternity Home Visiting Service

Wesley's Maternity Home Visiting Service is an initiative to enhance family support following the birth of your baby.

All new mothers living in the Wesley catchment area are entitled to receive two visits from a post-natal Wesley Maternity midwife, in the comfort of your home in the first month following birth of your baby.

These visits provide:

  • Mother health check (Postnatal)
  • General health and wellbeing
  • Baby physical assessment
  • Feeding support
  • Parenting strategies

Physiotherapy

The Women’s Health Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic provides personalised consultations to help with any of the common problems you may encounter during pregnancy and/or after delivery. Consultations include a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan, hands on therapy, individually tailored exercise programs, pelvic floor retraining, post-birth exercise screenings, advice and education.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Back/ postural /pelvic girdle pain
  • Urinary leakage
  • Prolapse
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Abdominal muscle separation
  • Post-partum sexual pain

We provide continuity of care and onsite hospital location so that you can see your doctor/specialist on the same day. We also offer competitive prices with access to HiCAPs for a rebate with your health fund.

Please phone (07) 3232 6190 to book an appointment. A doctor’s referral is not required, although we do liaise with your treating obstetrician.

Location: Women’s Health Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic East Wing, Level B1, The Wesley Hospital Open hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Parking: Available in multi-level car park (discount parking rates available if you visit our clinic - enquire at our reception) Street parking may be available (council rates apply)

Baby & Child CPR and First Aid class

CPR Kids, in conjunction with The Wesley Hospital, brings you the perfect course to empower you on CPR and the most common First Aid situations affecting babies and children.

CPR Kids provide a 3-hour course, which aims to empower you and your family with the life-saving skills of CPR and First Aid, covering children aged 0 – 8 years.  In addition, you will learn how to respond to the most common first aid situations affecting young children, such as: choking, burns, head injury and more.  With ample hands-on practice with baby & child manikins, this class will leave you feeling confident to manage an emergency situation with your child.  

For more information, class availability and to book other times and dates, visit the CPR Kids website or contact CPR Kids on 1300 543 727 or hello@cprkids.com.au.

Who can attend these classes?

  • Families
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Friends
  • Pregnant couples
  • Anyone who cares for babies and children

Topics covered in this course

  • CPR for babies and children
  • Drowning response for babies and children
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Poisons
  • Fever and Febrile convulsions

Additional post-class online learning:

  • Limb injuries
  • Bites & stings
  • Allergic reactions

All participants receive…

  • CPR Kids e-guide which covers all the topics learned in class plus many more first aid situations that affect children and babies.
  • Poster covering first aid scenarios and CPR flowchart.
  • Fridge postcard overview of DRSABCD, other first aid and important phone numbers.
  • Access to our YouTube channel, CPR Kids TV, so participants can refresh their knowledge anytime
  • A Certificate of Attendance is sent to all participants after their class. 

* Please note there is a cost involved for this service which may be covered by some health funds.