Unfortunately, after many years, the decision has been made to close Glengarry’s maternity service & move all births to the private maternity hospital at Joondalup Health campus.
Many of the midwives will be transferring up to Joondalup, so we will see familiar faces up there.
We’ve delivered a few babies up there already – all went very smoothly. We’re confident that patients will be happy with the service at Joondalup.
Additionally, there is a safety advantage: with a blood bank, HDU, ICU & NICU on-site for when things get interesting. Fortunately they will be used very infrequently with our patients.
It will mean some mild logistical issues need to be solved. We’ll need to use telehealth more, and there will be some occasional cross-covering needed with the other obstetric consultants.
We’re still doing all our consulting from our Duncraig rooms – so no changes there at all.