Maternity and Neonatal Service Capability Levels

Service capability is described as the planned activity and clinical complexity that a maternity or neonatal facility can safely provide. In New South Wales, there are six maternity and neonatal service capability levels from Level 1 to Level 6.

Level 6 facilities provide the ‘highest’ (most complex) level of care. They act as peak referral services and provide statewide specialist services and leadership within the tiered perinatal networks.

Maternity and neonatal service levels build on each other. This means that each facility that meets the requirements of a designated level has also met the requirements of the lower levels. For example, a Level 4 maternity facility meets the requirements outlined for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 maternity.

The Royal Hospital for Women is proudly a level 6 maternity & a level 6 neonatal care facility.

For more information, see the maternity and neonatal consumer factsheets below: 

Maternity consumer factsheets: 

If you would like more information about Pregnancy or Labour and Birth services, please see the Pregnancy and Labour and Birth pages. 

Neonatal consumer factsheets: 

If you would like more information about neonatal/newborn/NICU services, please see the Newborn Care Centre - NICU page