Mount Barker Maternity Redevelopment
The $3.8 million State funded redevelopment of the maternity wing at the Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is now underway. Due for completion soon, the maternity wing will be expanded and renovated to include:
- Three new birthing suites with special baths.
- Eight single postnatal rooms.
- A nursery with four cots, including one for infectious isolation.
- A consulting suite with four consulting rooms and a meeting room.
The upgraded wing increases the number of birthing suites from two to three, and the number of postnatal single rooms from six to eight. As a result, more women from the Adelaide Hills area will be able to give birth at the hospital, rather than in the city.
Planning has commenced with statewide neonatal services towards setting up a special care ‘step down’ nursery. This new service would enable newborn babies who need extra care to be transferred earlier back to Mount Barker from metropolitan neonatal units.
Building work will be in several stages to enable the birthing service to continue at the hospital while building work is being carried out.
Adelaide-based Marshall & Brougham Constructions Pty Ltd were appointed as the builder and moved on to the site in May 2013.
The redevelopment of the Mount Barker Maternity wing is funded by the Government of South Australia.