The Bays Hospital

The Bays Hospital

Trusted by generations for over 80 years


The Bays has one of the finest maternity units in the region. Each year we bring around 500 new babies into the world. It’s a great start in life for the next generation. When you choose to have your baby with us you’ll be taken care of by the finest professionals in the latest facilities. The first days of your baby’s life are unforgettable. Spend them at The Bays.

With on-site obstetricians and paediatricians and a comprehensive special care nursery, parents can feel reassured that they are in safe hands. The Bays has intimate, comfortable surrounds and becomes an extension of your home.

The maternity unit has 10 postnatal beds, three birthing suites and four special care nursery beds for new babies who need extra care and attention.

The Bays offers extremely competitive, tailored packages and welcomes both private health insured and self-funded patients. Parents can expect stunning private rooms and spacious birthing suites, plus delicious a la carte meals.

The Bays is the only private hospital in Victoria to be accredited by the World Health Organisation’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). The BFHI is a global effort by the WHO and UNICEF to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

The supportive nature of the maternity team and the respectful, collaborative approach between midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians makes The Bays a special place.

It is also reassuring to know that patient care does not end on the day that new parents leave the hospital. When you have your baby here, you become part of The Bays family.

To have your baby at The Bays you must be under the care of one of our specialist obstetricians:


Dr Kelly Griffin – 03 5970 5353
Dr Andrew Griffiths – 03 5976 5257
Dr Keith How – 03 5976 6630
Dr Petra Porter – 03 5976 5266
Dr Sarah Roberts – 03 5970 5353
Dr Amy Swanson – 03 5970 5353

Experience The Bays’ difference. Book a maternity tour at the hospital in Mornington on (03) 5976 5262.


Dr Ylva Andersson – 03 9783 7667
Prof Simon Costello – 03 5970 5333
Dr Carl Hoekstra – 03 9020 1000
Dr Sarah Nguyen – 03 5970 5333
Dr Anne O’Neill – 03 5976 4650
Dr Jeevani Ranaweera – 03 5976 4650

Paediatric Services at The Bays Hospital

The Bays offer a range of elective medical and surgical services for infants, children and adolescents.

  • tonsillectomy
  • grommets
  • adenoidectomy
  • oral surgery and tooth removal

We provide a friendly and family-centred environment. If your child is having a procedure that requires an overnight stay, we offer private rooms and allow parents or the primary carer to stay by their child’s bedside throughout their stay.


At The Bays Hospital our mission is to serve the Mornington Peninsula community through the provision of high quality healthcare services.

The Bays is the last of Victoria’s bush nursing associations. We are a not for profit, community focussed organisation and have been trusted by generations for over 80 years.

We pride ourselves on the excellence of our care and the quality of our people. We have a great passion for healthcare and our local community. The Bays has an exceptional team of highly-regarded professionals.

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. We are constantly upgrading and refurbishing our facilities to provide state of the art equipment, facilities and comfort.