Day Stay

As a family are you seeking support to understand more about your child’s development, are you keen to understand more about sleeping, settling and feeding as well as following your baby’s cues .

Then a Ngala Day Stay service may be what you are looking for- Read our Day Stay Guide  for the full experience of the stay.

Call and discuss your needs with our Parenting Line staff or Intake Team on 9368 9368.

You can plan your Day Stay to fit in with juggling the needs of your family at home, care of other children and to also include your partner and family on the day of your choice.

Day Stay services also run on a Saturday – you can discuss this option at the time of your booking.

To access our Day Stay service, all you need to do is complete the Request for admission form with your GP and send it in to intake@ngala.com.au and our Ngala staff will be in touch to plan your admission to our private hospital in Kensington.

This service is for children aged 0-18 months old.

Once your forms are processed our intake team will complete an Intake assessment which will be followed by a call to offer you an initial admission date,  you may be encouraged to access more than one Day Stay for additional support .

It may also be identified at this time that you could benefit from accessing the Ngala  Extended Stay service.  The Intake team will explain more and discuss further with you at this time.

During your stay, you can work with experts in child and family health and social work. We will talk about your challenges and support you to find solutions.

Each Day Stay runs for six hours on a week day or Saturday of your choice.

Spots fill up fast, so call to enquire today.

This service is for families of children aged 0 to 18 months.

A letter of admission from your medical practitioner is essential.

Fees may be covered by your health fund.

 

Extended Stay

Have you been looking for additional support as parents with a young family, have your considered attending our Extended Stay service . This is an opportunity to access intensive parenting support from within an interdisciplinary team.

Read our Extended Stay Service Guide  for the full experience of the stay.

Call and discuss further with our Parenting Line staff or Intake Team on 9368 9368.

Alternatively the 2-Night Extended Stay service may be more appropriate to meet your needs at this time. Click on our 2-Night Extended Day service to read more about the experience.

Both services are operated within our private hospital in Kensington, and runs from Monday afternoon until Friday morning for the 4 nights stay , or the 2 nights service operates twice a month from a Wednesday afternoon to a Friday morning.

Families can access this inclusive service with children aged 0-6years.

Please see attached additional information as below as pre-requisites of the stay.

Parents who attend the Ngala Extended Stay Program have the opportunity to attend groups including Relationship and Communication GroupDads Discussion Group and Relaxation Group.

Please see attached our Client information guide for additional information to prepare for your stay, as well as the map and photograph of how to find our building download our Client Information Guide – Hospital

To access our Extended Day  service, all you need to do is complete the Request for admission form with your GP and send it in to intake@ngala.com.au and our Ngala staff will be in touch to plan your admission to our private hospital in Kensington.

This service is for families with children aged 0-6 years.

A letter of admission from your medical practitioner is essential.

Fees may be covered by your health fund.

Immunisation Requirements for all stays at our private hospital in Kensington

Please note, Ngala is unable to admit babies or children who are not fully immunised, unless they are on a recognised catch up schedule or have an apporoved medical exemption, to the Residential Parenting Service.  Proof of immunisation status is required prior to admission.

Suggested ways to access you baby’s/children’s immunisation record:

  • Ask your GP to print a copy of your child’s statement for you
  • Log into your Medicare online account via myGov
  • Download the Express Plus Medicare mobile application
  • Call the Department of Human Services – Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 (Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm AWST)

This is a requirement for attending Ngala’s Early Learning Centres and is also in line with most community child care centres for families accessing family benefits and will be soon enforced for kindy.

Centrelink immunisation requirements – to meet immunisation requirements and be eligible for the full rate of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A, children need to be immunised in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Childhood Vaccination Schedule, on an approved catch-up schedule or have an approved exemption.

Ngala’s staff are also participating in an audit guided by the Department of Health guidelines to maintain their immunisation status for Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Whooping Cough.

Request For Admission

Ngala is a private hospital and requires each patient admitted to the hospital to have a GP or medical practitioner to authorise each admission.

If you are not the medical practitioner, please print the completed form, insert your details in the appropriate section and return it to the family for their doctor to complete and sign.

Request for admission forms need to be signed by your family GP or medical practitioner.

If you would like to attend a Day Stay or Extended Stay with your family, or would like to know more about what each service can offer you, please call the Ngala Parenting Line on 9368 9368 or 1800 111 546 for country callers.

Request for Admission