Sutherland Birthing Services

The Birthing Unit at The Sutherland Hospital provides labour and birth care for women experiencing a low risk pregnancy.

Birthing Unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The unit consists of 5 birthing rooms, each with a large bathroom and bath for women who desire a waterbirth. Alternatively there is access to 24 hour Anaesthetic cover for women who require epidural pain relief.

If high risk complications arise during labour, liaison with St George Hospital through the Maternity Services Network occurs should the need for transfer of mother and/ or infant arise. Active antenatal assessment and post dates pregnancy clinics also operate through the Birthing Unit between Monday and Friday.

The Sutherland Hospital endeavours to support women’s choice during labour and birth, and provide a quality service to families in the Sutherland Shire.