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Models of Care
Maternity and Neonatal Services
|There were 5649 women who gave birth at KEMH in the 2016/2017 financial year.
It is the only tertiary facility in the State, and has the largest neonatal intensive care unit in Australia. It has 16 delivery suite rooms and 107 obstetric beds, and caters for deliveries of low, medium and high risk. This is a busy training unit, educating doctors, nurses and midwives.
The School of Womens and Infants’ Health, of The University of Western Australia, is on-site at KEMH. Current research activities at the School include these topics: prevention of preterm birth, fetal therapy, placental function, lactation, ‘models of care’ for obstetrics, and neonatal ventilation.
* high risk deliveries
* adult special care unit
* caesarean sections
* planned VBAC
* 24 hour epidural service
* Level III Nursery
* early discharge program
* visiting midwifery service
* perinatal loss service
* fetomaternal medical specialists
* specialised antenatal clinics (high risk/medical; adolescents; psychological disorders; diabetes; chemical dependency)
patient handheld pregnancy records
* ultrasound including fetal therapy, such as blood transfusion in utero
* comprehensive pathology services