New dedicated obstetric theatre opens

A special opening ceremony at the Mater today, gave staff an opportunity to thank generous donors from the Friends of the Mater Foundation, who enabled the development of a dedicated Obstetric Theatre.

ObstetricTheatre3With the opening of the newly completed Pagent Family Obstetric Theatre, designated solely for caesarean section births, the Mater’s fully integrated Maternity service is now complete. The state of the art theatre which is located between the Birth Suite and the Special Care Nursery enables the provision of integrated, seamless maternity care. 

Women who now undergo a caesarean section at the Mater will have their operation in a private dedicated area in the maternity department – a far-cry to an operating theatre in the middle of a busy surgical suite.  The new theatre also provides two purpose-built private recovery bays where siblings and families can visit as soon as mum is out of theatre, and where women can continue skin to skin care in a calm and nurturing environment.   

The location of this new theatre between the Birth Suite and Special Care Nursery allows for a smooth transition between these areas which is especially important in an emergency when time is of the essence.  The addition of this theatre to the maternity services already on offer including a Level 4 Special Care Nursery offering advanced respiratory support for babies puts the Mater at the forefront of private maternity care in Sydney.