Mildura Base Public Hospital provides clinical services across a number of medical specialties. Our key clinical services include medicine & surgery, intensive care, emergency medicine, mental health, women’s health & maternity, paediatrics and aboriginal health services.
We provide a range of medical and surgical care to our patients. With 32 dedicated bed units, three operating theatres, a 16-bed day unit, dialysis chairs and chemotherapy, palliative care and rehabilitation units, we are well placed to care for the diverse needs of our patients. Services are provided by our Visiting Medical Officers, Registrars, Hospital Medical Officers, Interns and a range of highly qualified nursing and Allied Health professionals.
Our Intensive Care Unit caters to critically ill patients, providing around-the-clock care. We have eight dedicated beds for patients requiring Intensive Care, Coronary Care and High Dependency services. We also provide care for patients on ventilators and those requiring Telemetry.
Our Emergency Department has 18 examination bays and contains an eight-bed Short Stay Unit for those requiring short stay admissions. The department is fully equipped and staffed with a variety of clinical specialists and health care professionals to manage all presentations. Depending on your condition, after being assessed by our medical staff you may either require further monitoring in a short stay or hospital ward setting, or you may be able to be discharged. We encourage you to talk to your treating staff about your care pathway.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Our Mental Health Service provides specialist public mental health services to the communities of the Northern Mallee region, across an area of 25,000 square kilometres.
Whilst most services are physically located in Mildura, our service provides outreach programs to the smaller outlying rural communities.
Our service offers both inpatient and community based care for those requiring mental health services.
The Service’s Inpatient Unit (Ward 5) is utilised for consumers with an acute episode of mental illness, which may include a multi-day inpatient stay. This Unit provides voluntary and compulsory short-term inpatient management and treatment during an acute phase of mental illness.
Mental Health Triage Services
Mental health triage is the process of initial assessment to determine a person’s need for mental health services and the nature and urgency of the required response. The Hospital offers mental health triage services to clients across all age groups.
Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) service
Adult Mental Health Services
Acute Community Intervention Service and
Continuing Care Team
Child and Youth Community Mental Health Services
CAMHS and Schools Early Action (CASEA) program
Early Psychosis Program
Youth Early Intervention
Perinatal Emotional Health Program
Aged Persons Mental Health Services
Consumer, Carer Consultants and Peer Support Workers
Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) Program
This service provides a range of services in a youth friendly environment where young people between the age of 12-25 years can go if they are having a tough time and are seeking information or support.
Dual Diagnosis Services
Suicide Prevention Services
HOPE (Hospital Outreach Post Suicidal Crisis Engagement Service)
Way Back Support Services
WOMEN’S HEALTH AND MATERNITY
Our Midwifery Unit is comprised of an 8 bed Antenatal / Postnatal Ward, a 3 bed Birth Suite, a 2 bed Midwifery Assessment Unit and a 4 bed Special Care Nursery.
We provide quality women centred maternity and neonatal care for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate post birth period. This care is provided by experienced Doctors, Midwives and Nurses in the Unit.
We also provide a Domiciliary and Lactation Home Visiting postnatal service staffed by highly experienced Midwives and Lactation Consultants.
It is important to contact the Midwifery Unit for advice on 5022 3480 before you come in if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Reduction in the baby’s movements
- Sudden gush of fluid or a continual leakage of fluid from your vagina (ruptured membranes)
- Bleeding from the vagina, no matter how small the amount
- Regular painful contractions or abdominal cramping
- Premature labour (regular contractions at less than 37 weeks gestation)
- Persistent nausea and / or vomiting
- Constant itching
- Sudden swelling of hands, feet or face, visual disturbances, persistent headache, nausea
- Burning sensation on urination / urinary problems of any kind
- Increased vaginal discharge that is itchy / irritating
- You are concerned, anxious or uncertain of what is happening
Antenatal record / Victorian Maternity Record
- Your completed birth preferences/plan (in your handheld VMR- orange book)
- Clothes for labour – old t-shirt, warm socks, old knickers and tracksuit for afterwards
- Own pillow (labelled) if desired
- Heat wheat pack
- Spray water bottle (non-aerosol) for cooling
- Stress balls
- Snacks including juices, fruit bars and jelly beans or lollies.
- Thongs or slippers
- Lip balm for dry lips
- Camera/phone/music devise
- Diffuser oils
- Bathers/shorts for shower and bath
- Enclosed shoes needed in case you need to go to theatre as a support person
- Coins for vending machine
- Personal toiletries (soap, creams, lip balm, deodorant, hairbrush, tooth brush and paste)
- Front-opening or loose-fitting nighties or tops for breastfeeding
- Maternity pads
- Comfortable clothes
- Night attire (dressing gown, slippers)
- Underwear – several pairs needed after the birth
- Nursing bra, nursing pads
- Thongs or slippers (Footwear MUST be worn around the ward at all times)
- Bag for laundry
- Singlets x4
- Jumpsuits x4
- Baby wipes
- Newborn nappies for while in hospital
- If formula feeding, please bring bottles, formula and sterilizing equipment.
- Infant car restraint fitted in your car (for day of discharge)
For a normal birth your stay will be 24-48 hours if no complications.
For a Caesarean birth your stay will be 48-72 hours if no complications.
We encourage early discharge (>4 hours after the birth) for anyone who has had a normal birth with no complications.
Due to the current COVID-19 Restrictions we have been unable to provide face to face antenatal education in the traditional group format. Now that we have transitioned to Mildura Base Public Hospital we look forward to bringing you our virtual online antenatal, breastfeeding and parenting education sessions via the website and a virtual tour of the Midwifery Unit in the very near future.
Please call Midwifery on 5022 3480 for any queries. In the meantime, we offer the link to the Royal Women’s Hospital (Melbourne) antenatal education – please remember, the phone numbers on this link are not for MBPH.
Where to enter the hospital (all persons)
6am – 10pm: Main front entrance for screening
10pm – 6am: Birth Suite side entrance (Maternity patients only, all other patients to ED)
Please visit our Visitor (COVID-19 information) section for up to date information regarding visitors.
Mildura Base Public Hospital provides services to paediatric patients in our paediatric unit and Special Care Nursery. We have 16 dedicated beds – ten in our paediatric ward and six in our Special Care Nursery.
Aboriginal Health Unit
The Aboriginal Health Unit provides culturally appropriate clinical support services, education and advice across the entire organisation. The unit’s primary focus is on patient access, care delivery and discharge as described in the ICAP (Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients) guidelines.
The Aboriginal Liaison Officers assist in improving the access and availability of culturally safe health care services to Aboriginal people.