Special Care Nursery

For When Your Baby Needs an Extra Special Level of Care.

The St Vincent’s Private Melbourne Special Care Nursery is Victoria’s first private Level 5 facility with the ability to provide non-invasive respiratory support in the form of CPAP (Continuous Positive Pressure Ventilation), High Flow Ventilation or nasal prong oxygen.

Our 12-cot Special Care Nursery provides care for sick babies and premature babies born after 32 weeks’ gestation.

Our team of specialists includes neonatologists – doctors who specialise in the care of newborn babies.

Our neonatologists:

  • consult with women whose babies have been identified during pregnancy as having conditions that may require specialist management during or soon after birth
  • attend high-risk births
  • assess babies in the hospital's maternity wards
  • run follow-up clinics for babies who have experienced problems in the newborn period.

Infants greater than 32 weeks gestation are admitted to the nursery from Birthing, Maternity and Theatre units. Neonates are also transferred in from other hospitals in Victoria.

Breastfeeding support

Our lactation consultant is on hand to offer lactation support, and staff are trained to assist mothers who wish to breastfeed their babies.

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are all day except for the quiet time between 12pm and 2pm.

Please note:

  • lighting is low and we encourage minimal handling unless breastfeeding
  • parents may visit at anytime with siblings
  • visitors are restricted to 1 at a time and must be with one of the infants parents
  • No children under 12 may visit unless they are the baby's sibling(s)

Contact us

Tel: 03 9411 7327

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Need more information?

It's important for expecting mothers to ensure that all available options have been researched so that an informed decision can be made when deciding where you will have your baby. We have created a free no obligation maternity information booklet to assist with making your decision.

Simply fill out your details here and we will email you our maternity information booklet straight away.

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If you would like more information or would like to book a tour please call during business hours on:  Ph: 03 9411 7444