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Maternal and Child Health

If you’re a parent, we encourage you to attend our Maternal and Child Health Services during all the key ages/stages of your child’s development.

Our Maternal and Child Health service begins with a home visit to the mother after she has been discharged from the hospital with her new baby. From there, Maternal and Child Health nurses will give you on-going support through our First-Time Mother’s Group.

Both parents are welcome to attend each First-Time Mother’s Group gathering, which will inform you about breastfeeding, nutrition, child safety, dental issues, immunisation, language development and growth stages. Not only is this a great way to learn about parenting, but also to meet and share experiences with other parents.

Our Maternal and Child Health services are reachable from eight locations across the municipality and available to you free of charge, throughout the year.

We also provide referrals to a lactation consultant if you need professional advice and/or support with breastfeeding your baby.

Hamilton Maternal and Child Health Centre Opening Hours

Day Centre Opening Times
Monday 1.00pm-5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Southern Grampians Shire Maternal and Child Health Centres Opening Times

Town Address Centre Opening Times
Balmoral Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 9.30am-11.30pm
Branxholme McNichol Street 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 9.00am-11.00am
Cavendish Play Centre Monday 9.30am-11.30am
Coleraine Thomas Hodgetts Centre 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month 1.00pm-4.00pm and 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month 1.30pm-4.00pm
Dunkeld Wills Street Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Glenthompson Henry Street 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 9.30am-11.00am
Penshurst Sheppard Community Centre 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesday of the month 9.00am-11.00am

Contact
Frances Hewett Community Centre
2 Roberts Street
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5551 8480
TTY (03) 5573 0458

Note | A TTY is a special device that lets people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired use the telephone to communicate, by allowing them to type messages back and forth to one another instead of talking and listening. A TTY is required at both ends of the conversation in order to communicate.

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