The recent refurbishment of Kareena Private Hospital’s Maternity Unit was the largest of its kind in over two decades and cost more than $1.5 million dollars, but has given birth (pun intended) to luxury maternity suites like you’ve never seen in the Sutherland Shire before.
The Maternity Unit now features an impressive 14 private parenting suites. This includes four deluxe suites with queen beds, two double bedrooms and seven standard rooms.
Kareena Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Mathivanan Sakthivel, said customer feedback had helped in the planning and design of the refurbishment.
“We have always received positive feedback regarding the care delivered by our team of experienced midwives, nurses and lactation consultants. This was an opportunity to improve the environment to match the exemplary service we offer,” Mr Sakthivel said.
“We looked at the services and environment our Ramsay colleagues were providing at Westmead Private and North Shore Private maternity units and we wanted to offer those same first-class facilities. We have surpassed our expectations and hope we have done the same for our customers.”
The refurbishment was unveiled last month and these are the top three reasons we think you’ll love it:
1. Rooms are fitted with first-class facilities
With plush quilted bedheads, sizable flat-screen TVs, brand new carpet, elegant feature walls and tasteful interior styling, you’d be forgiven for mistaking your bright beautiful room in the maternity unit for a five-star hotel room. All rooms are private and include private ensuite bathroom facilities- so you won’t need to share your first precious bonding moments, or struggles, with anybody you haven’t invited in.
Brittani and Daniel Cooper were among the first couples to experience the new facilities when they welcomed their son Kai into the world in late March and commented that:
“It was really lovely, the facilities were great, the room was so nice and cosy.”
“I remember the food being really good too, Daniel and I were both so well looked after and knowing we were sorted for those five days was great,” Brittani said.
2. Partners are welcome overnight
Many new parents enjoy the company and support of having their partner stay with them during those first nights in hospital. First-time mums (experiencing the shock of sleep-deprivation for the first time) in particular find this a comfort as they navigate the newness of feeding and settling a newborn.
“We know many new mums want their partners to share those very special first days with their babies,” Mr Sakthivel said.
This will now be an option in half of all Maternity Unit rooms at Kareena Private Hospital, which will offer new parents a queen or double bed and welcome partners to sleep overnight for the duration of the stay.
3. Unit is equipped for parenting education
To empower, promote and educate new parents on how to feed, bathe and settle their babies, a dedicated parenting education room has been incorporated as part of the refurbishment. It will help new mums and dads learn vital and valuable parenting skills during their hospital stay, under expert guidance.
There is also a new lounge area where parents and visitors can relax and enjoy sweet and savoury refreshments at any hour of the day or night- particularly helpful if you’re awake cluster-feeding and would like a change of scenery or some company.
For an even more exclusive and luxurious way to welcome your baby into the world, Kareena Private Hospital offers a “Luxe Way” service to all their patients, which you can read about on the Kareena Hospital Website.
If you aren’t already expecting another baby, the recent refurbishment of Kareena Private Hospital’s Maternity Unit is almost enough to make you wish you were!