Why Choose Mercy?


We are a major tertiary hospital providing advanced care for pregnant women

Warm and caring vibe

A super friendly place - possibly the friendliest hospital Stephen has worked at. Do try us. Decide for yourself.

A safe place to have a baby

A report from Safer Care Victoria suggests Mercy Hospital has among the lowest rates of fetal and neonatal losses of all hospitals across the state.

Perinatal Services Performance Indicators

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on site.
In case, for the unexpected.

For some pregnancies an unexpected curveball can appear. The baby is born early. Junior is born a little sicker than usual and needs heavy duty care, perhaps just for a day or two.

We are lucky to have state of-the-art facilities on tap providing intensive care for babies who need it. Our neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and special care unit looks after particularly vulnerable bubs as they make their first uncertain steps into the world.

The risk of an early birth at private hospitals without a NICU may mean a rushed transfer of care to a tertiary facility. Not at Mercy Hospital. If such concerns arise you can continue your care with Prof Tong.

A fantastic emergency department.
Open around the clock.

Worried about the baby’s movements?
Did my waters just go?

If something happens and you are a little unsure, our emergency department is on tap, ready to work with Prof Tong to help. Our ED can do a rapid early assessment of you and baby, keeping you and baby safe.

Quite often, wait times at our emergency department can be pretty short.

A leading academic hospital with an international reputation

Via Mercy Perinatal, we lead local, national and international teaching to keep doctors and midwives up to date. We are leading clinical trials and major international studies running globally.

Great staff, there all the time. 24 hours. Ready to help, when help is needed.

A team of experienced midwives, doctors and allied health staff. Fully staffed surgical theatre open around the clock.

More about Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital commenced operations at its present site at Heidelberg in 2005. It has a large birth suite, a women's emergency department and an operating theatre that is always staffed. There is also continuous on site paediatrics, anaesthetics and obstetrics cover.

We are located near the corner of Burgundy Street and Studley Road, Heidelberg. Heidelberg Railway Station is located on Studley Road, 100m from the hospital.

The main entrance to Mercy Hospital for Women is located off Studley Road. The entrance to the Emergency Department is located on Burgundy Street.

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Mercy Hospital for Women

Visit the Mercy Hospital for Women homepage

Private Obstetric Care

Visit the Mercy Hospital for Women, Private Obstetrics webpage


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