The Mercy Hospital for Women is a public hospital and as a consequence of this does not offer the luxuries of a private hospital such as a guaranteed private room, fine food or potential transfer to a hotel. However, the Mercy Hospital is a tertiary hospital and has a state of the art neonatal intensive care unit. The Mercy Hospital is one of the three Victorian hospitals that accepts extremely preterm babies and unwell mothers. This means that if you require a preterm delivery you will not be separated from your baby or be required to transfer to another hospital. The Mercy Hospital for Women has one of the lowest perinatal mortality rates of Australia – a fact we are extremely proud of.