In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

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Having a baby is an exciting time. As soon as you think you might be pregnant, or if you are not sure, it is good to get checked. Having a yarn early helps us get the right type of care for you, lets you meet the people who are going to care for you and get the tests that you need. The earlier you know you’re pregnant, the better it is for you and your baby.

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Having a baby means big changes in your life and choosing who will care for you and where you will have your baby is an important decision for you to make. We hope this page helps you to know more about your care choices in pregnancy so that you can feel confident to make decisions now and when your baby is born. 

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In Northern NSW, we have five hospitals that care for women having babies. They are located at Tweed, Murwillumbah, Byron, Lismore and Grafton. There are Medical Specialist Outreach Programs at Bonalbo, Kyogle and Casino. There are also five Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services to help throughout your pregnancy and up until six weeks after birth. Some options might not be available, depending on the hospital, where you live and your health.