Mother's Rooming

While it is world wide best practice that mothers, and particularly those who are breast-feeding, should be able to stay with their children when they are admitted to hospital, there were no rooming-in facilities at the Children’s Hospital meaning sick children were separated from their mothers.
To address this serious shortcoming, the Trust approached the Direct Aid Programme of the Australian Government who provided funding for the development of two mothers rooms.  These include toilet and bathing facilities a relaxation space and small kitchen.  As part of the project 100 convertible bed/chairs were purchased allowing the Mother’s to sleep beside their children at night.