mum kissing babyBIRTHCARE AUCKLAND

 

Are you looking for a place to have your baby, trying to find a midwife, wanting to book an antenatal class, or a relaxed environment for your postnatal stay?

Birthcare provides excellent 24 hour care and support for new mums, dads and their babies. We aim to make your birth experience the best that it can be.
We offer flexible choices so you decide what suits you best.
If you birth at Birthcare you'll be given a private room wherever possible. If you choose to have your baby at another hospital, you can still transfer to Birthcare for your postnatal stay.


Our birthing services are free to New Zealand residents and women eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand.


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OUR ROOMS

 

FREE WIFI is available for up to 500MB a day per user. If you have used this allocation and need more, you can ask for a free voucher from our reception.

Standard Room tour

 

STANDARD ROOMS
No Charge (Up to 3 nights)
Standard rooms have two single beds, an ensuite bathroom and a telephone at each bedside to contact your midwife.
Rooms are twin share so you may be sharing with another mother. We have 22 shared rooms.

 

 

 

PARTNERS STAYING OVERNIGHT

 

Fold down beds are available on request for partners who wish to stay over in the Private Rooms.

 

If you birth at Birthcare and have been given a Private Room the charge for your partner is $50 per night.

 

If you are paying for a private or premium room your partner can stay free of charge.

 

For full pricing information see Schedule of Charges.

private rooms

 

PRIVATE ROOMS
Partly Funded (Up to 3 nights)
If you birth at Birthcare you'll be given a Private Room (wherever possible).
Private rooms have an ensuite bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer, single bed, flat screen TV, refridgerator, and a telephone (to contact your midwife). We have 17 private rooms.

 

 

premium room

 

PREMIUM ROOMS (Subject to availability)
Partly Funded (Up to 3 nights)
Our larger sized Premium rooms have an ensuite bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer, queen size bed, flat screen TV, refrigerator, a telephone (to contact your midwife) and complimentary chocolates. We have 4 premium rooms.

 

 

BIRTHING ROOMS

We have three large rooms, all with birthing pools that have been fully refurbished (completed June 2018). Each birthing room has a fridge, bean bags, swiss balls, bead rolls and 2 of our rooms have birthing couches. To help you feel more comfortable and relaxed, each room also has mood lighting, with your choice of light colour, aromatherapy diffusers so you can add your own oils and a sound system with ipod dock so you can play your own music. You are welcome to bring along anything else that will make you more comfortable.

  

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BIRTHING ROOM - TUI

  

 

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BIRTHING ROOM - KERERU

 

 

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BIRTHING ROOM - PIPIWHARAUROA/RIRORIRO

MealsMEALS

 

Birthcare has our own resident chef, providing tasty, nutritious meals. We can also cater for those with special dietary requirements.

For your convenience we have snack vending and coffee machines, and two kitchenettes where you are welcome to help yourself to hot drinks.

 

 

MEAL CHARGES
All meals for mothers staying at Birthcare are catered for.
Meals for guests and visitors are charged for as follows:
Breakfast - $10.00
Breakfast - Special Plus Continental $15.00
Lunch - $20.00
Dinner - $24.00
Wine per mini bottle - $8.50

Hat BabyWHAT TO BRING

 

CHECKLIST FOR MUM

• Nightwear

• Dressing Gown

• Slippers

• Underwear

• Day Clothes

• Toiletries

• Hairdryer (if in a twin share room)

• Clothes for going home

 

CHECKLIST FOR BABY

• Singlets

• Nightgowns

• Stretch and Grows

• Booties/Socks

• Hat

• Cardigan

• Clothes for going home

• Baby car seat

 

Birthcare provides medical and general baby supplies (pain relief, sanitary pads, disposable nappies, wipes) all of which are included as part of our service.

If you are planning on using cloth nappies, bring two with you for a folding demonstration.

 

Please ensure you have some woollen items, especially if you are transferring from Auckland Hospital and for when you are discharged home.

 

Please note: Babies must always travel in a car seat. Please familiarise yourself with how to safely use your car seat as per manufacturers instruction before baby is born


Infant Feeding

Birthcare provides everything that is required for breastfeeding. Exclusive breastfeeding is supported and encouraged.

If you are planning to artificially feed, please bring with you the formula, bottles and teats you will be using at home.

N.B. Infant formula is available if required for medical reasons only.

bc 5BIRTHCARE TOURS

 

We encourage you to come on one of our tours, no appointment is necessary.

 

Tours run on the following days:
Thursdays 2.30pm
Saturdays 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm

 

Meet in the lounge on Level 2, Birthcare, 20 Titoki St, Parnell, Auckland
Please note that we do not have tours on public holidays.

There will be no tours on the following public holiday weekends

Saturday 31st March

Saturday 2nd June

Saturday 20th October


Please use the pay and display parking or other parking on the street. Our underground parking is reserved for in-patients and visitors

 

If you would like to see a particular Birthing room or Premium room, please
phone us first to ensure that it is available for viewing (these rooms will only
be viewed if vacant).

 

View our information DVD here.
(This DVD also plays on the DVD channel of the TV during your stay at Birthcare).

SCHEDULE OF CHARGES

 

Birthing at Birthcare is free to New Zealand residents and women eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand. Even if you are a New Zealand Citizen, we may ask for proof of eligibility. Please do not be offended as this is standard practice for women of any background.

You may be asked to provide copies of either:

  • Your passport (including all pages that have a new zealand immigration stamp or sticker plus the photo page)
  • Your New Zealand birth certificate (and marriage certificate if your name has changed)
  • Your New Zealand citizenship certificate


Standard rooms are free for up to 3 nights. Private rooms are partly funded for up to 3 nights.
If you have medical insurance it pays to check your policy, as it may contribute towards the cost of a private room at Birthcare.
All rooms are subject to availability.

 

 

 


 

IF YOU BIRTH AT BIRTHCARE AUCKLAND

 

Birth

No charge
Partner stay $50 per night
Private Room for up to 3 nights No charge
Standard Room for up to 3 nights No charge
After 3 nights $600 per night

 


 

IF YOU BIRTH AT AUCKLAND CITY HOSPITAL or  MIDDLEMORE HOSPITAL.

 

Standard Room

 
Twin share with en-suite (first 3 nights) No charge
After 3 nights $600 per night
Private Room  
Single room with en-suite (first 3 nights) $380 per night
After 3 nights $600 per night
Premium Room - minimum 2 night stay  
Queen bed with en-suite (first 3 nights) $460 per night
After 3 nights $600 per night

 

(If you birth at north shore or waitakere hospital, the above charges apply if your transfer is approved by the manager on duty. otherwise the unsubsidised rate (after 3 night rate)will apply)

 

    

 

CHARGES FOR NON RESIDENTS (NON ELIGIBLE FOR FREE MATERNITY CARE IN NEW ZEALAND)

If you are not a permanent resident of New Zealand the following charges apply. A deposit of 50% is required at time of registration.
For more information please follow this link to the Minisitry of Health website.

 

Birth (normal birth with no secondary care costs)

$2,800 per night
Postnatal Stay in a Standard room $800 per night
Postnatal Stay in a Private room $1020 per night
Postnatal Stay in a Premium room $1,230 per night

 


 

PARTNER STAY
Fold down beds are available on request for partners who wish to stay over in Private Rooms.
If you birth at Birthcare and have been given a free Private Room the charge for a partner is $50 per night.
If you are paying for a private or premium room your partner can stay free of charge.

 

 

  

GUEST MEALS

 

Breakfast upgrade $6.00
Breakfast special plus continental $15.00
Lunch $20.00
Dinner $24.00
Wine per mini bottle $8.50

 


 

 

BIRTHCARE PAYMENT TERMS


All major credit cards accepted except for Diners Card. We do not accept cheque payments.
All amounts outstanding are to be settled on check out.
Patients are expected to check out by 11.00am on the appropriate day.
Late discharges may attract a discharge fee of 50% of the daily rate.
All prices are inclusive of GST effective from 30th October, 2017
Prices may be revised from time to time at the sole discretion of Birthcare Auckland Limited.
Please contact us so that we may advise you of any changes to the schedule of charges.

  • WORKING AT BIRTHCARE

 

Positions Available 


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Nurses come and join your Midwifery Colleagues at Birthcare!


Birthcare Auckland is the primary unit for Auckland DHB

 

We pride ourselves on providing the best possible outcomes for women, babies and their whanau.

 

This is an exciting time to work for Birthcare as we have finished refurbishing and upgrading our birthings suites to provide a superior experience for our clients, LMCs and working environemnt for staff.

 

We have some vacancies for Registered Nurses with experience and interest in Maternity, Women's Health and/or Neonatal and Newborn care. These are permanent positions and we are negotiable about what hours you wish to work.

 

We support our staff by providing:

  • Flexible roster
  • In house and external education
  • Free secure parking
  • Good renumeration
  • Career pathway support
  • Modern, homely environment
  • Centrally located in Auckland
  • Collegial support across all disciplines
  • Please contact Angela Wilson (Clinical Midwife manager) angelaw@birthcare.co.nz or 027 271 3566

 





registered midwife


Midwives! Come and join us in a midwifery led, stand alone unit


Birthcare Auckland is the primary birthing unit for Auckland DHB.


We pride ourselves on providing the best possible outcomes for women, babies and their whanau.


This is an exciting time to work for Birthcare as we have finished refurbishing and upgrading our birthing suites to provide a superior birthing experience for our clients, LMC's and working environment for staff.


We support our staff by providing:

 

  • Flexible roster
  • In house and external education
  • Free secure parking
  • Good renumeration
  • Career pathway support
  • Modern, homely environment
  • Centrally located in Auckland
  • Collegial support across all disciplines

We have vacancies at this time for permanent and casual midwives and are negotiable around what hours you wish to work.

 

Please contact Angela Wilson (Clinical Midwife Manager) angelaw@birthcare.co.nz or 027 271 3566

 

 

 

Clinical Coordinators

 

Birthcare Auckland is the primary birthing unit for Auckland DHB. We pride ourselves on delivering the best possible outcomes for women, babies and their whānau.  This is an exciting time to work for Birthcare as we are currently refurbishing and upgrading our birthing suites to provide a superior birthing experience for our clients, LMC's and working environment for staff.

 

We are recruiting several Clinical Coordinators to provide coordination and leadership of the unit out of hours. With the support of the Clinical Midwife Manager and senior leaders, these roles provide clinical and professional guidance and direction to the unit throughout the shift.

 

The primary accountabilities of these roles include:

  • Allocation of staff and beds
  • Pre-planning of staffing and roster management in preparation for the subsequent shifts
  • Clinical leadership by providing advice and guidance to staff and liasing with external providers
  • Assuming the clinical lead role in emergency situations
  • Management of staff performance
  • Ensuring a safe environemnt is maintained

You will be a registered midwive with prior experience in a coordination and/or leadership role with advance clinical midwifery skills. To be successful in this role you will be someone who has the ability to think critically and make sound decisions under pressure. You will possess excellent coaching and mentoring skills and have a positive 'can do' leadership style.

 

We are recruiting multiple positions working rostered shifts after hours across 7 days. We are negotiable around what hours you wish to work. Birthcare can offer you a challenging, professional working environment with on-going opportunities for professional development and education.

 

If you are interested, please contact Angela Wilson (Clinical Midwife Manager) angelaw@birthcare.co.nz 027 271 3556