Luxury option for new mothersDate: 05/06/2017
Cabrini’s partnership with the Como Hotel in South Yarra has been in place for 18 months during which time more than 800 women (and their families) have stayed at the hotel as part of their postnatal care.
Cabrini has five rooms set aside at the Como Hotel. Women who deliver their babies at Cabrini Maternity can spend part of their inpatient admission at the hotel, where they receive continuing 24/7 care by Cabrini’s senior midwives.
“This option is available to our new mothers who meet certain clinical criteria including endorsement of their obstetrician,” said Cabrini’s Director of Women’s and Children’s Services Andrea Rindt. “This is a great way to transition from hospital to home in the comfort of the hotel, which offers a quiet atmosphere that is not always possible in a busy hospital, plus its large rooms can easily accommodate siblings.”
According to Ms Rindt, Cabrini’s decision to offer a hotel model of care for maternity patients was in response to community need. Cabrini Maternity had been receiving enquiries from women who were expecting and wanted to know which hotel was affiliated with the hospital.
“Often these women lived locally and ended up booking elsewhere for their maternity care, as they wanted the hotel experience,” said Ms Rindt.
Introduction of a hotel model for postnatal care of new mothers has created an additional benefit: it has made more space available for women who want to come to Cabrini, which is a popular maternity service.
“Importantly, we want to ensure we can provide optimal care including a single room to every family that books into Cabrini Maternity,” said Ms Rindt. “The extra rooms at the hotel increases our capacity and enables us to ensure we meet the expectations of families who choose us for their maternity care.”
The Como Hotel is located just short drive from Cabrini Malvern, which means that women can remain within their local communities for the birth of their child, making it easier for family members and friends to visit.
“The Como Hotel is geographically close to Cabrini Malvern, both located in the City of Stonnington, provides luxurious accommodation and their staff pride themselves on their customer service – as we do at Cabrini.”
Cabrini at Como includes:
- Two night’s accommodation in a luxury suite with room for siblings (maximum two)
- 24-hour midwifery care
- Three meals per day for the mother provided by room service at a time that suits
- Transfer to the hotel by Cabrini’s transport service or by private car
- Use of the hotel’s amenities such as the gym and pool
- Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access
- Local telephone calls
- Tea and coffee facilities
Learn more about our Matenity Services