Special Care Nursery
The Mater has a dedicated Level 2 Special Care Nursery with 16 individual patient rooms for premature and low birth-weight babies requiring special care and monitoring. The new Special Care Nursery is based on international, best practice design and equipped with the latest technology.
Our SCN is supported by a full time neonatal registrar and neonatal intensive care trained nurses.
The SCN is a secure unit and can only be accessed with a security card.
There is a limit of 2 visitors per room. All visitors must wash their hands and be accompanied by at least one parent when entering the Special Care Nursery.
We ask that parents and visitors respect the privacy of all the babies and families, please do not wander, touch or ask about other babies. Note: Children under 12, who are NOT siblings, are NOT permitted in the nursery, for infection reasons.
Mobile Phones should be switched off in SCN
Please note, mobile phones should be switched off in the special care nursery as they may interfere with medical equipment.
Private Health Insurance
Check with your health fund to ensure that your baby is covered if admitted to the special care nursery. Read more