Premier visits St George Birthing Unit, following refurbishment announcement
St George Hospital hosted the Premier for NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian, MP, the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Hon. Brad Hazzard, MP and Mark Coure, MP, Member for Oatley, for a tour of its current delivery suite.
The tour was hosted by Lisa Rathborne, General Manager, St George Hospital and Michael Still, Board Chair, SESLHD, and took place following a state government announcement that it will provide $11.5 million to expand and upgrade the birthing suite at St George Hospital, as well as refurbish existing theatres.
At the delivery suite, guests met staff including Professor Michael Chapman, Director, Women’s and Children’s, St George Hospital and Lorena Matthews, Nurse Manager, Women’s and Children’s, St George Hospital, and discussed what the planned refurbishment will mean for both patients and staff.
Ms Rathborne said that on behalf of the hospital staff, she was proud to showcase the services provided by the current delivery suite, which has been supporting local families since 1972.
“The new birthing suite will accommodate eight rooms and two assessment rooms, and will be relocated to level two of the Tower Block. This refurbishment will create more space, and enable our dedicated staff to continue to improve on the exceptional care they already provide,” Ms Rathborne said.
The Premier also visited the nursery, where she met two new parents who had just welcomed their first baby, a boy named Liam.