ANSC September 2022 Update: St George and Sutherland hospitals

Updated ANSC Protocol and Protocol Summary

A reminder that the St George and Sutherland Hospitals Antenatal Share Care Protocol and Protocol Summary have recently been updated.  

The updated guidelines are available on the CESPHN website and South Eastern Sydney HealthPathways. 

Booking changes at Sutherland Hospital  

A reminder that Sutherland Hospital now uses an online booking system for antenatal appointments and no longer takes phone bookings. Women can book via the Antenatal Appointment Form – Sutherland Hospital  

Women can book an antenatal appointment at St George Hospital via the Antenatal Appointment Form – St George Hospital   

The hospital will contact the woman via email with a booking appointment. 

Women that are out of area can send an email to the Manager of the hospital they wish to birth at asking to be accepted as an out of area booking. 

Wolli Creek Hub

The Wolli Creek Hub is a one-stop-shop for health, development and wellbeing services for children, families and women living in and around Wolli Creek. We are committed to improving the health of women, children and families by providing early intervention and prevention services. For more information please see the attached flyer.

Orana Early Support Service program to support families with babies and young children in the Sutherland Shire

Orana Early Support Service is an early intervention volunteer home visiting program to support families with babies and young children in the Sutherland Shire.

The service is targeted to parents (or carers) who have at least one child that is three years of age or younger, who are experiencing additional stress and could benefit from extra support. Some of the stress such families may be facing include social isolation/lack of support, multiple births, depression and/or anxiety or family illness/disability.

Eligible clients are matched with trained volunteers who visit families for two to four hours/week. The volunteers can support the family by being an extra pair of hands to:

  • help with the baby or child
  • provide respite for sleep deprived mums
  • help with shopping andmedical appointments
  • playing with children while Mum attends to other tasks
  • providing company, conversation, and parenting ideas.

In addition to the volunteer home visiting program, Orana also provide an In-home counselling service by a qualified counsellor.

All volunteers receive comprehensive training and supervision and are screened with Working With Children Checks, Police Checks and personal references. More information about how to become a volunteer is in the attached flyer.

Please see the attached referral form for the Early Support Service.
For more information contact Leah Wallace or phone 9521 8280 EX 2 for more information.