A record number of 13 babies were born in one day at the hospital
It’s baby boom time at Joondalup Private Hospital. This year to date, the hospital has seen an increase of 21 per cent in the number of babies delivered here.
Joondalup’s recently appointed Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr Cliff Neppe said, “This year to date, we have delivered more than 920 babies at the private hospital, compared to approximately 760 at the same time last year.”
Dr Neppe feels the new record is an indication that more women are choosing to have their babies at the private hospital, which is located on Joondalup Health Campus.
The record 13 babies born in a day at Joondalup made their entrance on 18 May. One of the mothers, Justine Watson of Bullsbrook, described her experience delivering baby Adelle at Joondalup as “perfect”. “The midwives have been very helpful and the care for baby has been wonderful. We have really enjoyed the experience,” Ms Watson said.
Dr Neppe said public births at the hospital have also risen, bringing the total number of private and public births at Joondalup Health Campus to almost 3,500 annually.
The private hospital opened in March 2013, giving people with private health insurance living in Perth’s northern corridor the option of being treated at a first class facility closer to home.
In addition to obstetrics, the 145-bed hospital offers an extensive range of inpatient services, including surgery, and rehabilitation, medical and acute aged care across five levels.