Improving Maternity Services in the North West

31 Oct 2016


From Tuesday 1 November 2016 at 0900 there will be no more births at the Mersey Community Hospital.

All admissions to hospital for births or other pregnancy related issues in the North West will be managed at the North West Private Hospital.

All out of hospital care, including antenatal visits, classes and postnatal care will be provided by both the Mersey Community Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital.

The Tasmanian Health Service will add a low risk Midwifery Group Practice Model, meaning eligible women can receive care with a known midwifery team for the whole of their maternity care – pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal care.

All women with pregnancy related issues that require emergency care (e.g. in the emergency department) should present to North West Regional Hospital Emergency department. If you require an ambulance call 000.

For more information patients should continue to contact their local service:

  • Mersey Maternity enquiries phone 1800 940 766
  • Burnie Maternity enquiries
    – Phone (03) 6432 6110 Monday to Friday, during the day (8:00am -4:30 pm)
    – Phone (03) 6432 6031 Night time, weekends, and public holidays.
  • General enquiries phone  1800 940 766

From 1 November 2016 contact information for the service will be updated to reflect the change in services.

More information can be found on the One Health Services website.