Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital is constantly updating measures put in place to safeguard patients, staff, and visitors accordingly. Therefore, we urge you to continuously check with us for updates. In line with these updates, patients continue to receive one visitor per day (registered next of kin ONLY) for 30 minutes. However, only visitors with SURGICAL MASKS will be allowed within patient areas. Please refer to the visiting hours page for the revised visiting times. To adequately assist emergency cases during this period, the Persons Under Investigations (PUI) isolation ward remains fully functional. The ward ensures that all emergency cases receive care while a Covid-19, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is being conducted.

Patient Information - Matenity

Patient Information
Dear “Mother-to-be”

The Avenues Clinic extends a warm welcome to you. Our Obstetric Ward is a modern, efficient unit, comparable to most international hospitals. The post-natal wards are bright, cheerful semi-private rooms, with toilet, shower/bath en-suite and we have two private rooms which are available on "first come first serve basis". 

SUGGESTED LIST OF ITEMS TO BRING FOR MARTERNITY PATIENTS

Storage space in the wards is limited we therefore recommend that you keep your luggage to a minimum. Below is a checklist to help you prepare the basics for yourself and the baby.

FOR YOURSELF
  • 3 Night dresses
  • Panties(plenty)
  • 1 Dressing Gown/House Coat
  • Pair of Slippers
  • Bath Towel
  • Toiletries & Cosmetics
  • 3 Packs of maternity pads
  • 2Face Clothes
    Books, Magazines etc
  • 1 Box of tissues
  • Well fitting supportive of feeding bras & breast pads

Please keep your valuables and cash to a minimum

FOR YOUR BABY
  • 24 Disposable nappies
  • 2-3 Vests
  • Shawl/Blanket
  • 2-3 Cardigans
  • 2-3 Hats
  • 1 Bottle of baby oil
  • 1 Tablet of baby soap
  • Vaseline
  • Baby towel

Each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month there is a Maternity orientation Talk and Tour, commencing at 1400 hours from Reception, and conducted by midwifes. Please come and visit, in order that you “feel at home” when you come to have your baby.

Guide To Mothers On Registration On Newly Born Infants (Issue Of Birth Certificates)

The onus for obtaining an official Birth Certificate rests solely with the parent(s). Such Certificates are issued by the Registrar of Births and Deaths. After the birth of your baby the Clinic will provide you with a BIRTH CONFIRMATION RECORD.

To complete a BIRTH RECORD the Clinic staff will need to have sight of the mother’s Identity Card. Please ensure that the ID is presented to the Clinic, preferably on booking or on admission and also when the birth confirmation is being written. If the Identity Card is. not presented to the Clinic this section of birth record will not be completed. The BIRTH RECORD has to be presented to the Registrar of Births and Death when an official Birth Certificate is required. The Registrar is very strict about the names recorded on the BIRTH RECORD and may refuse to issue a Birth Certificate if there are any discrepancies noted.

The mother's names, (surname and first names), must appear exactly as they are on the I.D Card.There must be no spelling errors. Only when a mother is legally married will the “Married Surname” be entered on the Record.

The marriage certificate and the husband’s Identity Card must be presented to the Clinic staff for inspection. It is strongly recommended to mothers or parents that the names, date of delivery and sex of the baby recorded on the BIRTH CONFIRMATION RECORD are checked before the mother is discharged from the Clinic.

Mothers and parents are reminded that it is a legal requirement to obtain a Birth Certificate for their babies within 6 weeks of the birth.

Visiting Hours

We remain steadfast in implementing protocols to safeguard our patients, and staff against possible Covid-19 transmissions. Following our previous communications

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