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Mowbray Maternity Hospital

Obstetrics Unit

Mowbray Maternity hospital (MMH) is a public sector Specialised Maternity Hospital which provides care maternal and newborn care. It includes an obstetric, neonatal and midwifery service. It is part of the teaching platform of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Department of Paediatrics of the University of Cape Town. It also has valuable teaching and service input from the Department of Anaesthetics of UCT.
This section will refer to the obstetrics component of the hospital.

Consultant staff

Professor Sue Fawcus, Head of Obstetric Services at Mowbray Maternity Hospital,  MA (OXON). MBBCH (London). FRCOG
Special interests: Maternal Mortality, Obstetric haemorrhage, community obstetrics
E-mail address: sue.fawcus@westerncape.gov.za

Dr Anne Horak, Senior Consultant Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBChB (UCT), FCOG (SA)
Special interests: Perineal Ultrasound, Part 1 & Part 2 FCOG teaching.
E-mail address: annie.horak@gmail.com 

Dr Saadiqa Allie, Senior Consultant, MBChB (UCT), FCOG (SA
E-mail address: saadiqa.allie@westerncape.gov.za

Dr Lynette Jansen, Senior Consultant Part-time, MBChB (UCT), FCOG (SA
E-mail address: jansenla@mweb.co.za

Secretary to consultant staff
Ms Deidre Johnson.
Email address: dejohnson@westerncape.gov.za

Ms Dilshaad November
Email address:  dilshaad.november@westerncape.gov.za

CEO Mowbray Maternity Hospital

Mrs Janine Joemat
Tel: 021 659 5544
E-mail Address: janine.joemat@westerncape.gov.za
 
Assistant Nurse Manager
Mrs Karin Moore
Tel; 021 659 5544
E-mail Address: karen.moore@westerncape.gov.za

Brief description

Mowbray Maternity Hospital (MMH) is a level 2 public sector obstetric hospital in Metro West which receives complicated obstetric and neonatal referrals from primary care midwife obstetric Units (Gugulethu, Mitchell’s Plain and Retreat) and False bay hospital.

The Liesbeck Active Birth Unit is situated within the MMH complex and provides a service for clients of independent accredited midwives, and also a midwife run service for low risk woman residing in the catchment area (Salt River to Kenilworth).

MMH provides:

Daily antenatal clinics (Monday to Friday)
A high risk postnatal care service
Level 2 Ultrasound service
Antenatal and postnatal inpatient care
24 hour emergency comprehensive emergency obstetric care which includes labour ward and obstetric theatre.
Social work department
Perinatal mental health program for the LABU
It also performs clinical outreach and provides in service training satellite MOUs with significant input from a team of career medical officers
It is a credited for BFHI, and actively pursues BBI principles.
It runs an ESMOE training program
As part of the teaching platform of Department Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCT it undertakes teaching of undergraduate & postgraduate students; and is participating in several international and national research projects

REFERRAL CRITERIA

Please refer to the Metro West referral criteria document which indicates which clients within Metro West can be cared for at which level of care and how the referral system works with relevant phone numbers.

MOUs may refer woman:

- To a MMH antenatal clinic by phoning OPD 021659 5916

- For Intrapartum & emergency referrals, please speak to the Obstetric registrar on call at 021 659 5545 or 5569

NB. General practitioner & specialist may refer client using the same mechanisms, They need to ensure that the patient is in the catchment area for MMH and also to note that low risk woman should be referred to the MOU which serves their residential area.

All referrals should be made telephonically

MMH OPD SCHEDULE

Monday     
General Antenatal Clinic
Previous poor perinatal outcome
Limited high risk postnatal clinic (MMH discharges only)

Tuesday

General Antenatal Clinic
Booking Clinic
Limited high risk postnatal clinic (MMH discharges only)

Wednesday
General Antenatal Clinic
Previous Caesarean Section. Multiple pregnancy
Limited high risk postnatal clinic (MMH discharges only)

Thursday
General Antenatal Clinic
Breech
Limited high risk postnatal clinic (MMH discharges only)

Friday
General Antenatal Clinic
Follow-Up postnatal clinic for women who have had a stillbirth.