The first family centred maternity hospital in South Africa is due to open in Panorama on the 1st of December.
Suzette Bester-Cloete is the CEO of the brand new Origin Family-Centred Maternity Hospital.
The family centre promises a different environment from the normal maternity wards. Bester-Cloete says the centre will offer the most conducive environment for physiological birth – a home like environment. She says it is luxurious, warm, safe and private.
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The centre has emergency services on site in case something goes wrong during birth, she says.
Origin boasts 6 luxurious birthing suites, each with a water birth pool, en-suite bathrooms and queen-size beds for father/family to stay over, plus three standard, well-equipped birth rooms, and three separate postnatal double rooms, all with en suite bathrooms.