By Lia Spencer
There must be something in the water!
In less than two months, four sets of twins were born at St John of God Hospital in Berwick.
This is in addition to all the other babies making their appearance at the hospital in 2017.
St John of God in Berwick is very popular with expectant parents from Casey and Cardinia, and it’s easy to see why when you see their great facilities and meet the caring and welcoming staff.
Construction for a new and improved St John of God Berwick Hospital is currently underway and is expected to open its doors later this year.
When finished, the hospital on Kangan Drive in Berwick will feature a 22-bed maternity ward and a six-cot special care nursery.
The new unit will be a spacious, light and airy space which promotes calm, peace and wellbeing. The private rooms will feature comfortable beds, built-in sofa bedding for partners and roomy ensuite bathrooms.
The level two special care nursery will house six cots for babies who need a little extra medical attention following birth. The hospital will also have access to 24-hour anaesthetist and paediatric care.
New parents will continue to be treated to the daily afternoon happy hour. Each afternoon a trolley laden with cakes, pastries, fruit, soft cheeses and biscuits and beverages circulates the unit and gives parents the chance to relax and share a special moment, during what can be a very tiring time.
Patients will have access to outdoor spaces for convenient access to fresh air and there will be several communal areas for ante-natal education, grandparents classes and other such group sessions.
For further information, call 9709 1400 or visit www.sjog.org.au/berwick
You can also find St John of God Berwick Hospital on Facebook and Instagram #BerwickBabies