Health Services

Women, Children and Family

West Moreton Health through the Women, Children and Family services provide individualised, high quality health care to women, children and their families. Services for children start from birth to 18 years of age. The care delivery is made up of specialties including preventative and primary health services both in the hospital and community.

What do we offer?
Before Birth (Antenatal)
  • Before birth classes.
  • Pregnancy care with your own midwife.
  • Community pregnancy classes.
  • Pregnancy care for women who are from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, pacific or refugee backgrounds.
  • Birthing suite and Maternity Ward at Ipswich Hospital.
After Birth (Postnatal)
  • Midwife visits after going home.
  • Special Care Nursery at the Hospital.
  • Well baby drop-in clinics with Child Health Nurses.
  • Breastfeeding support (in hospital and in the community).
  • Education Groups.
  • Adjustment to parenting and postnatal wellbeing services.
Children and Adolescents
  • Children’s Emergency Department.
  • Children’s Sunshine Ward.
  • Early Intervention Parenting.
  • Child Development Service.
  • Parent and Child Health Service.
  • Outpatient clinic follow up.
  • School aged check-ups.
  • Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health.
Parents and Carers
  • Parent and Child Health Service.
Who is in our team?

There is a wide range of multidisciplinary team members involved in your care at West Moreton Health including:

  • Doctors
    There are different specialist doctors in the team who work with mothers, babies and children. Some of their names are Obstetricians, Paediatricians and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
    Healthcare professionals who assist with child birth.
  • Dietitians
    Experts in food and nutrition, helping children grow and develop.
  • Physiotherapists
    Help children have their best possible physical function and development.
  • Psychologists
    Help children with emotional, mental health, developmental, and behavioural issues and other psychological distress.
  • Occupational Therapists
    Help children develop skills to perform everyday activities.
  • Speech Pathologists
    Help children with speech and language difficulties, and children with eating/drinking and swallowing difficulties.
  • Social Workers
    Help children and families with mental health and wellbeing, relationships and other concerns and parenting support.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
Where are we located?

Our services is spread across a few different locations.

  • Ipswich Hospital has an emergency department for infants, children and adolescents and a children’s ward called the Sunshine Ward.
  • The children’s and women’s outpatient clinics are also found at the Ipswich Hospital.
  • The Ipswich Health Plaza provides community-based services after birth for infants, children, adolescents and their parents and caregivers.
  • Community Health Clinics are available at Boonah, Esk, Goodna, Laidley and Springfield.
Frequently asked questions

1. Who is Eligible?

West Moreton Health is a Queensland Health service. The services are accessible to all children and families living within the West Moreton region.

2. How much does it cost?

If you are eligible for Medicare you can access the public hospital and community-based services for no cost.