Special delivery one among thousands
STAFF have delivered more than 5300 babies at Joondalup Private Hospital since it opened five years ago. Sorrento girl Milana Etrelezis (4) was among the arrivals in the hospital’s first year, born in December 2013, and her brother Oscar was one of the most recent babies born there.
He was born on June 10, in the month marking five years since the hospital’s official opening.
Joondalup Health Campus obstetrics and gynaecology director Cliff Neppe said the private hospital had celebrated some “memorable” milestones and received some excellent feedback in that time.
Dr Neppe said opening a standalone private hospital had given pregnant women and their families more choice.
“Joondalup Health Campus – formerly Wanneroo Hospital – has been delivering babies for close to 40 years,” the North Beach resident said.
“While we have long offered the option of delivering babies privately, the addition of the standalone private hospital has been a game-changer for locals who want that hotel-like, full private experience.”
The 146-bed private hospital opened for patients in March 2013, with the official opening held that June.
Baby Oscar Etrelezis and his sister Milana (4) at Joondalup Private Hospital, where they were both born.