Healthy living

Having a baby in the Pilbara

Hedland Health Campus

Hedland Health Campus provides care for low to medium risk pregnancies and births. It is the main hospital for the Pilbara region.

Facilities

Facilities at the Hedland Health Campus include:

  • 2 birthing suites
  • 8 obstetric beds.

Services and features

Services and features at the health campus include:

  • collaborative team with GP obstetricians
  • midwifery led antenatal clinic
  • GP shared-care caesarean section
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • 24-hour epidural service
  • early discharge program
  • ultrasound
  • pathology
  • level 2 neonatal nursery
  • diabetes education
  • physiotherapy
  • parent education classes
  • child health nurse
  • mental health services
  • social work services
  • Aboriginal liaison
  • lactation consultant
  • newborn hearing screening.

Contact

Hedland Health Campus
Phone: 9174 1000
Address: Colebatch Way, South Hedland WA 6722

Nickol Bay Hospital

Nickol Bay Hospital is a district hospital in Karratha and provides for low risk deliveries.

Women with medium to high risk factors are referred to an appropriate level of care at either Port Hedland or Perth.

Facilities

Facilities at Nickol Bay Hospital include:

  • 2 delivery suites
  • 7 obstetric beds

Services and features

Services and features at the hospital include:

  • collaborative team with GP obstetricians
  • midwifery clinic
  • GP shared-care
  • consultant obstetrician by appointment – 4 days per fortnight
  • caesarean section
  • 24-hour epidural service
  • early discharge program
  • visiting ultrasound service
  • level 1 neonatal nursery
  • dietitian through Pilbara Health Network
  • diabetes education through Pilbara Health Network
  • physiotherapy
  • parent education classes
  • child health nurse
  • mental health services
  • social work services
  • lactation consultant
  • Aboriginal liaison officer.

Contact

Karratha Hospital
Phone: 9143 2333
Address: Millstream Road, Karratha WA 6714


Acknowledgements

Women and Newborn Health Service


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