Dedicated obstetric operating theatre
The newly completed Operating Theatre designated solely for caesarean section births is located between the Birthing Suites and Special Care Nursery, and enables the provision of integrated, seamless maternity care.
Women who are undergoing a caesarean section will have their operation in a private dedicated area in the Maternity Department. The 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 the 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 2 Special Care Nursery offering advanced respiratory support for babies puts the Mater at the forefront of private maternity care in Sydney.
NOTE: due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have strict infection control and prevention protocols in place. There are no visitors permitted in Maternity, including in the Caesarean Operating Theatre areas, until further notice.