Maternity Unit

How Do I Make A Booking

Making a booking

To request a booking, simply follow the steps below:

     1. Your healthcare provider will provide you with a booking in form, or you can have one sent to you from the hospital.

     2. Return your completed form via post to:
      Maternity Booking Office
      West Gippsland Hospital
      41 Landsborough St,
      Warragul VIC 3820

     OR: Email to

Once we have received your completed form, the Maternity Booking Office will contact you to make a time for your booking-in appointment. If you have not been contacted within 14 days of returning your form, please telephone the Maternity Booking Office on (03) 5623 0811 on Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 4.00pm.

What to bring to your booking-in appointment

Please bring with you:

  • doctors card (this will be given to you by your chosen accredited doctor)
  • medicare card
  • healthcare card (if applicable)
  • the name of the Pathology Practice where your blood tests were taken and/or the results if available

At your Booking In appointment, our midwife will explain all the necessary information you will need to know about coming to hospital including:

  • Your length of stay in hospital
  • what to bring to hospital for you and your baby

General Information

  • Childbirth classes will be booked in at your booking in appointment.
  • “Preparing for birth” booklets are available for purchase at the Booking in appointment.
  • The estimated length of hospital stay is usually two nights following a normal birth, and three to four nights after a caesarean section.
  • Visiting hours for family and friends are strictly 2.00pm – 4.00pm and 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Partners can come at other times, except during rest time.
  • No visitors between 11.30 am – 12.30 pm as this is designated rest time for all mothers within the Unit.
  • After you go home from hospital, you will be offered a visit from the ‘Midwife at Home’ service, usually this is 1-2 follow up home visits.
  • Your usual GP and the maternal and child health nurse will then take over your ongoing care.

Below is a list of Obstetricians who are registered with our Hospital:

  • Dr Warrick Pill
  • Dr Hayley Messenger

If you have medical/health issues or a complicated pregnancy (including a multiple pregnancy or difficulties with previous pregnancies or births), you may require care by an obstetrician.

Below is a list of General Practitioners who are registered with our Hospital:

  • Dr Michael Crameri – Bank Place Medical Centre, Drouin
  • Dr Patrick Ruane – Gladstone Street Clinic, Warragul
  • Dr Peter Verbeek – Trafalgar Medical Centre, Trafalgar

Below is a list of Paediatricians who are registered with our Hospital:

  • Dr Michael Nowotny
  • Dr Chris Smith
  • Dr Sari Hayllar