Maternity Ward

Packing for your special delivery

Start packing about 2 weeks before your due date to make sure you’re ready for your baby’s big arrival. Here is a list of what you need to bring with you on admission.

For Moms

• Toiletries 
• Soap 
• Toothbrush and toothpaste 
• Bath towel and face cloth 
• Hairbrush 
• Sanitary pads 
• Breast pads 
• Nipple cream 
• Nipple shields 
• 2 front-opening nightdresses for breastfeeding 

• Dressing gown or shawl
• A few pairs of comfortable underwear
• A pair of warm socks
• Slippers
• Feeding bras
• All your chronic medication or vitamins
• Comfortable outfit to wear home
• Your phone charger and 2 pin- adapter
• Medical aid card
• ID documents for you and your partner
• Marriage certificate (if applicable)

For Baby

  • New-born size nappies 
    • Baby wipes 
    • Petroleum jelly 
    • Surgical spirits 
    • Cotton wool 
    • Soap 
    • Baby cleansing lotion 
    • Baby moisturiser
    • Ear buds 
    • Bum cream 
    • Bottles if not breastfeeding 
    • Receiving blankets 
    • An outfit to take baby home in, Including a hat and blanket 

Visiting Hours for the Maternity Ward

Fathers or partners may visit from 10:00 to 21:00

Other visitors are welcome from 15:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 20:00

Grandparents and baby’s siblings may also visit at the discretion of the Maternity Unit Manager.

Should you have any queries pertaining to our Maternity Programme or wish to make arrangements to view the ward, feel free to contact us on (033) 815-4640/41.