Spe­cial de­liv­ery one among thou­sands

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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.

Pic­ture: Chris Ker­shaw

Baby Os­car Etrelezis and his sis­ter Mi­lana (4) at Joon­dalup Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal, where they were both born.

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