North Shore Private hospital officially launched their newly renovated birthing suites earlier this year, with superstar guests and new parents Cooper Cronk and Tara Rushton in attendance.
The Sydney Roosters halfback and the Fox Sports reporter became parents to baby Lennox in 2018 and the couple told the media they were delighted to return to the hospital where their son was born.
The couple were pleased to help open the new luxury birthing suites at the hospital, as well as support services offed by the Gidget Foundation, for parents who experience perinatal depression and anxiety.
“We were really excited to have Cooper and Tara join us to officially open the elegant refurbishment which has been undertaken in the maternity unit,” North Shore Private Hospital CEO, Richard Ryan, said.
Gidget Foundation chairwoman, Kara Nicholls, announced a Sydney Roosters jersey signed by Cooper would be auctioned off to raise funds for Gidget House, now located on-site at North Shore Private.
“North Shore Private is only one of two hospitals currently running the Gidget Foundation Australia Emotional Wellbeing Program, a screening program which enables expectant women to partake in an antenatal emotional health check,” Ms Nicholls said.
“We know first-hand the joys and challenges that come with pregnancy and parenthood.
“This is why everyone involved with the Gidget Foundation is grateful and thankful to Richard, his team and North Shore Private for not only their support, but for recognising the importance of emotional wellbeing for new parents and the need to provide them with support and services.”
North Shore Private Hospital welcomes more than 2,500 babies each year.