Maternity and Newborn Services

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Central Gippsland Health delivers approximately 450 babies each year.  It is staffed by a specialist team of midwives, obstetricians, and paediatricians who work together to provide you and your baby with the highest quality of care. It has a Special Care Nursery , with high and low care cots, providing care for babies who require incubator care either because they are sick or pre-term, or have complications requiring oxygen therapy or cardio-respiratory monitoring. The nursery caters for babies as young as 34 weeks.

Lactation staff assist with the establishment and maintenance of breastfeeding.

Maternity services include:

  • Pre-admission clinic
  • Antenatal care program at the WHIMS (Women’s Health & Integrated Maternity Services) clinic
  • Antenatal education and breast feeding classes
  • Antenatal admissions and monitoring for at risk conditions
  • Birth suite specialised care by a midwife
  • Postnatal care
  • Domiciliary care – where a midwife visits following discharge
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Education and training for students, midwives and medical staff
  • Allied Health support including social work and physiotherapy


Obstetrician and Gynaecologist team

Dr Sandhya Gupta

Experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with 35 years of total clinical experience and around 30 years of progressive leadership and responsibility in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in large and small hospital networks. Sandhya is a strong believer of women centered care and is a passionate women advocate.  With a special focus on Gynaecologic laparoscopic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, cancer prevention strategies and subfertility with keen interest in Gynaecological Robotic Surgery. The various services include minimally invasive, traditional abdominal and vaginal surgery for a range of gynaecological conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, prolapse apart from colposcopy, termination of pregnancy, care during high-risk pregnancy etc.

She has basic and post-graduate degrees from India, England and Australia. She is a recipient of two gold medals during her under and postgraduate training. She is trained in advanced laparoscopy from University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany, a world-renowned Gynaecology Laparoscopic centre. Sandhya is a passionate educator, worked for 2 years as a Senior Lecturer in the Reproductive Health Unit at James Cook University. Conducted academics & training under-graduates, DNB and post-graduate students for last 30 years in various hospital appointments and conducting the MRCOG preparatory courses for last 10 years. She continues to enjoy teaching the trainees and medical students and is well appreciated. A very dedicated patient-centric clinician and women’s advocate for more than three decades with clinical and academic experience in Australia, India and Papua New Guinea. She has had an enriching clinical experience in varied settings including public and private as well as low-resource and some of the best quaternary institutes in the world. She is sensitive to socio-cultural diversities and innovative in challenging circumstances due to this varied experience. She established the Gynaecological laparoscopy unit and performed the first Laparoscopic Gynaecological surgery in PNG. Was also involved in the infection control committee of the hospital and the pilot project for the cervical cancer vaccine program for the country. Back in India and PNG, she helped create and implement various clinical protocols like Hysterectomy, cesarean section and vaginal birth clinical pathways. She worked as part of the tumour board team for multi-disciplinary management of all cancer patients.  She established the Lamaze antenatal classes in collaboration with the physiotherapy department. She has many publications to her credit including development of a device for safe episiotomy. Her most recent publications include original articles in international journals, the FIGO Fistula Manual and co-editor for the Textbook on Ambulatory Uro-gynaecology.

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Dr Radha Pandian

Dr Pandian obtained her primary medical degree and postgraduate diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology in India obtaining her membership with RCOG (UK) in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience in O&G having worked in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and India before settling in Australia in 2014 and obtaining her Fellowship with RANZCOG in August 2018. Her medical interests include obstetric care providing emergency care when required and general gynaecology. She has a special interest in open and vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor repair and treatment of pre invasive cervical cancer.

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Dr Nuzhat Zia

Dr Nuzhat Zia will commence May 2024.

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Dr Raja Tewari

Dr Raja Tewari commences April 2024

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Dr Miras Bekbulatov

Dr Miras Bekbulatov commences April 2024.

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