Papakura Primary Birthing Unit
Public Service, Maternity, Maternity/Birthing Facilities
Papakura Obstetric Hospital came into being in 1958 following the takeover from the Auckland Hospital Board. Prior to this time the unit was known as Ellerdine and was established in 1943 - 1944 following the purchasing of the Willis family homestead.
This historical farmhouse is now the home of the Papakura Birthing Unit. It is situated close to the main town centre of Papakura and serves the Manurewa, Clendon, Wattle Downs, Conifer Grove, Takanini, Papakura, Clevedon, Kawakawa Bay, Ōrere Point, Hunua, Paparimu, Drury, Hingia and Karaka areas. However, women from other areas are also welcome to use this facility.
Features of the unit include:
- 3 birthing rooms (1x labour pool)
- Approximately 250 women birth in this Unit per year
- 600 women return from Middlemore Hospital for their postnatal stay
- Baby-Friendly Hospital accreditation since October 2007. The unit prides itself in supporting women who choose to breastfeed, with a high exclusive breastfeeding rate on discharge
- Antenatal clinics by community midwives and lead maternity carers (LMC)
- Obstetric consultant clinic every Wednesday afternoon for women who require secondary care (higher risk pregnancies). Referral by your LMC/named midwife is required
If you are looking for a midwife, please call the unit or go to www.findamidwife.co.nz
There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the Eligibility Directions specified criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any medical treatment you receive during your stay. A summary of costs is available from Maternity Administration, Middlemore Hospital.
To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website. For any applicable charges, please phone the Accounts Receivable Office on (09) 276 0060.
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Information for Pregnant Women
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Are you eligible for free maternity care in New Zealand?
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Eligibility and pricing structure for maternity care.
Breastfeeding Support in South Auckland
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Options for Maternity Care in Counties Manukau Health Facilities
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Find out more about how to find a midwife and where to birth.
Visiting times are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm.
Women need rest to recover during their hospital stay. Visiting times and the number of people allowed to visit are limited.
Fathers of newborn babies are welcome to visit any time during daytime hours. Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult and must not run around the ward.
Visitors are restricted to two at a time. If you wish to visit outside these hours, please discuss this with your Midwife beforehand. Please refrain from visiting if you or your children are unwell with illness, including flu or chickenpox.
There are cafes and takeaway shops located within a short walking distance of the Unit.
Public bus and train services are located within a short walking distance of the Maternity Unit.
For further bus or train information, see AT Timetables, or phone 09-366 6400 or toll-free on 0800 10 30 80 if outside the local calling area.
There is plenty of free parking available to all patients and visitors.
Patients may be set down or picked up from outside the main entrance but this area is also our ambulance access. Please consider others and remove cars as soon as possible.
The unit consists of the following postnatal room layout:
- 5 single
- 2 x two bedded
For women who live in the area and birth at Middlemore Hospital, it is likely that you will need to transfer to Papakura for your postnatal stay.
To keep you and your baby safe, our doors are locked and access is via a buzzer system. If for any reason you need to leave your room, your baby should be cared for by a relative of your choice or the staff in the unit.
2-4 Clevedon Road
2-4 Clevedon Road
1 Clevedon Rd
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This page was last updated at 12:39PM on September 22, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Papakura Primary Birthing Unit.