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Maternity Services Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Building 50, Level 2

Palmerston Road

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai hospital



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Maternity Services Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Contact us


  • General: (02) 9485 6699
  • Birth Unit: (02) 9485 6690
  • Maternity Ward: (02) 9485 6677
  • Special Care Baby Unit: (02) 9485 6678

Fax: (02) 9485 6065


Visit our NSLHD Maternity Site for more information

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00

 What we do

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital maternity service provides care for approximately 1200 births per year.  We take pride in our service, providing a high standard of clinical care supporting families through pregnancy, birth and early stages of parenting.

Our experienced team is comprised of dedicated doctors and midwives who provide family-focused care in line with the NSW Ministry of Health policies and directives.

The maternity services team consists of:

  • Midwives and student midwives
  • Junior medical officers in obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology consultants and obstetric specialists, paediatricians, endocrine, renal physicians and anaesthetic teams.

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital is a public teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney.  We work with the universities to support the clinical training of new midwives and doctors. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai maternity service provides level four services. What this means is if you develop significant obstetric problems such as premature labour before 34 weeks you are transferred to the larger tertiary hospitals. This ensure you have the right level of obstetric care.


Pregnancy care options - At Hornsby maternity we believe birth is a natural and unique event and we endeavour to support the individual birth choices you and your partner have made for your pregnancy. We will assist you in obtaining evidence based information to inform your decisions. The optimal outcome for all families is a well mother and baby and we will work in partnership with you to achieve this. We provide many options for care in your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.

Midwives' clinic at the hospital and in the community - for the majority of women their pregnancy is uncomplicated. For these women their care is provided by midwives; Midwives are often allocated to the same clinic so there will be some consistency of care during your pregnancy.  Midwives also run more complex clinics to help those with extra needs, when you book into the hospital you can enquire about those.  If there are any concerns or problems at any stage of your pregnancy, the midwives will consult with the obstetricians and you may need to have some or all of your visits with the doctors.

Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) - this is a primary health, continuity of care model, that offers care to well low risk women. The midwives providing care in MGP work together as a group, but you will be allocated a primary or "known" midwife. The majority of your care is provided by your "known" midwife. They will care for you throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth and the beginning of parenthood, supported by the other midwives within the group.

To be eligible for group practice you need to live in the Hornsby local government area. You need to enquire about this model at booking.


Student midwife clinic - this is a model of care where the student midwives provide the care during the pregnancy and are on call for your birth. The students are fully supervised by experienced midwives and many families find this a rewarding model.


Obstetric and medical specialist clinic - some women have more complex pregnancy needs. If you require medical input during your pregnancy, you will be seen in the doctors clinic.  A variety of doctors, supported by midwives, will provide care for you throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period.


GP shared antenatal care (GP SAC) - is a sharing pregnancy care between your GP and the antenatal clinic. Some GPs participate in GP shared antenatal care program and this may be your preferred option especially if you have no problems during your pregnancy. Most of your appointments will be with the GP but you have access to obstetric care if you develop any complications.


Private obstetric care - there are some consultant doctors who provide private obstetric care at Hornsby Hospital. Often your GP may know or you can ask when booking in. You will see the obstetricians in their private rooms during pregnancy and they will be notified when you present to the hospital.

 What to bring

  • Images / Scans
  • Blood Results
  • Test Results
  • List of current medications
  • Referral

For your initial appointment, you will receive an email outlining what you will need to bring with you on the day, including GP referral, pathology and ultrasound results, proof of address (rates notice or utility bill), and Medicare card.

If you do not hold a valid Medicare card, you must present your passport and where appropriate your private health insurance details to the admissions department prior to your initial appointment. We will provide you with these details in an email confirming your appointment

For any other appointments you will need your Medicare card and yellow antenatal record card.  For uninsured/ non Medicare patients you will need to pay the staff at the front desk prior to being seen.

 When to visit us

A GP referral is required to book into the Maternity Services.

Please contact the Booking Office for an information booking pack.

You must live in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai local government area, if you are unsure which local government area you are, when you call the staff in the clinic they will check your address with you and let you know your local hospital if required.


If you require an interpreter we can arrange one on your behalf for your appointments within the antenatal clinic.

 How to visit us

Turn onto Palmerston Road from Edgeworth David Avenue. The Emergency entrance is just after the Burdett Street Intersection on the right. The Multi-storey carpark is further along after the Northcott Road junction.

Transdev bus 575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from Hornsby and Turramurra railway stations. This picks up and sets down at the front of the Hospital on Palmerston Road. There are no buses to the Hospital from Waitara Station.

The closest railway stations are Hornsby and Waitara. Hornsby is accessible via both the main Northern Line and the North Shore Line. Waitara is on the North Shore Line. Transdev bus service #575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from these stations.

From Hornsby Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.8km. If you wish to walk please note there are a number of hills. Exit the station on the George Street side via the pedestrian overpass.
From Waitara Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.5km. Exit the station on the Alexandria Avenue side. This walk is reasonably flat.

Hornsby Hospital has a multi-storey car park that offers 500 spaces and is located at Gate 2 (Palmerston Road). This carpark provides access for all areas across the campus.

Parking fees apply across the whole hospital in accordance with the NSW Health's hospital car parking fees policy and can be accessed here. Concessional rates apply to those who are eligible.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park and also on Lowe and Palmerston Roads, though street parking availability is very limited. Your valid disabled parking permit must be displayed in your car at all times. Please do not park in restricted parking areas; you could be blocking access to emergency services.

 Referral information

  • GP referral
  • Medical referral

Please contact Antenatal Clinic (02) 9485 6699 for an information booking pack which will be emailed to you.

 Other information

Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

There is no cost if you have Medicare or appropriate overseas private health insurance.

If you are not covered you can pay at the clinic before appointments.

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