View Full Version : KEMH vs Osbourne Park in Perth
Hi! My partner and I are trying to decide between Osbourne Park hospital and King Edward.
My personal preference would be to go to Osbourne Park because I fear that at KEMH I would be overlooked if I have a fairly normal birth compared to the higher risk patients as they are the premier "difficult" birth centre of the state, and Osbourne Park looks a bit more cosy and friendly, but I'm concerned they won't have the medical expertise required if I have difficulties.
This is just based on first impressions on the tours of the two hospitals we took, but I wanted to ask peoples opinions.
Does anyone have any insight? :confused:
I'm not too sure about the Ozzie Park Hospital, but I had both my kids at KEMH and they were fantastic, both my births were fairly normal, I had no huge complications or anything and I don't feel like I was over looked at all.
We are currently TTC and I will definitely be having the next one there as well.
I had my dd at KEMH and will be having my son there in 8 weeks they treat everyone the same as i am high risk and my friend is preggas and isnt high risk they look after all their patients really well.I also know a few people that have had their bubs at osborne park as well and they enjoyed their stay and i did enjoy mine too.I have heard some peoples bad experiences with both hospitals so i just like to think positive and make it as positive as i can.I think the only real difference is their rooms after birth at KEMH you get a private room and at osborne park you have to share depends what you prefer good luck in your decision:thumbsup:
I have heard a lot of great reports on Osborne Park, including my sister, but we never know what our birth will end up like. They are all different. For medical back up then King Eddy would be best but if this is not your first and you feel comfy with it then Osborne Park will give you the one on one attention that is always great.
im going to Osborne Park, i think the midwives are wonderful and so helpful. i also loved their Antenatal Classes. for us we would have either gone to Joondalup or Osborne Park, KEMH is abit too far away from us so it wasnt really an option for us. and going private, like at Glengarry Hospital (in Duncraig)would have been WAY too expensive.
we'll i hope that your preg etc goes well and you find a good hospital, and my exp (which will be very soon, i'm 5 days over my edd) at Osborne Park will be prob free. just go for one that is close, about 20-30mins away from you. it takes us about 15-40 mins to get to Oborne Park, depending on the traffic.
My partners sister had her little girl at Osborne Park in April last year and loved it. (she had an emergency C/S).
Hi i had both my children at OPH, and i loved it there. i will be going back there when i have my next, the midwives were great, really friendly and helpful and the birth suites were fantastic, i had 2 very positive experiences from OPH and i thoroughly recommend it. In regards to wether they are equipped for emergancies, if you have the baby before 35 weeks they will automatically send you to KEMH but they do have a nursery there it is only on as it is needed basis and im pretty sure they have all the equipment there if it is needed :fingerscrossed: it wouldn't be. anyway goodluck with your decisiion they are both very good hospitals.
I had DS at KEMH last July and frnakly I hated it and would never reccomend it to anybody.
During my appointments there I felt rushed and was treated like an idiot, my labour was mis-managed and afterwards I recieved very little care on the ward as they dont allocate enough midwives per-person.
There is no parking there forcing heavily pregnant women to walk for miles to attend appointments.
From start to finish I hated my experience at KEMH. I wont be going back there for number 2!!!! Goodluck :p
i had my baby at oph and will definately have any further children.i had an emergency c section and they were great.those midwives were wonderful.they could their job with their hands tied behind their backs!! go to oph!!!
just got out of OPH on wed (31 may). loved it there. stayed for almost 8 days. the midwives were wonderful. the food was great, everyone gave me heaps of help. i was there from thu 25 (9.30am having painful contractions), had bub on fri 26 (3.38am), would have been out on mon 29th but had to stay an extra couple of days (bubs had to be treated for jaundice).
OPH all the way. :D
I had both my children at KEMH & would reccommend them highly to anyone. The staff are fantastic, the food is good & all the services you may require throughout the pregnancy & up to 6 months post delivery are available under the one roof & it's all free of charge. The labour suite is brand new & just like that of a private hospital, & most of the rooms on the wards are private rooms.
I had private health insurence the 2nd pregnancy & there were absolutley NO out of pocket expenses to be treated as a private pt at KEMH- They have a very good patient incentive scheme, which included a surprise $25 gift card for Myers following discharge.
I chose my Obstetrician- Craig Pennell, who was fantastic & took very good care of me. My anaethetist was Tim Pavey who was also very good.
I have no knowledge of OPH so cant comment, for me OPH is closer to home but I know I couldn't have received better care than the care I received from KEMH .:)
i was booked in at osbourne park as it was nearby but after my 18 week scan was moved to kemh as my bub needed operations once he was born and would then have to be transfered to pmh.. half of my classes were at osb and then finshed at kemh and i have to say in my opinion kemh were much better.. i cant complain about a single thing from the beggining of my labour to the end of my stay when we were transferred to pmh.. rooms,food,staff,info,care, everthing was fantastic.. there were plenty of helpful staff great rooms ( like a hotel ) and the entire experience was great.. they even organised my transport and sent a midwife with me when i had to take bub to the kids hospital the day after he was born for tests.. i to had craig pernell and highly reccomend him.. kemh was excellent and i will definatley be returning when i have another bub...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thu mbsup:
i dont know what there like now but i had ds1 there 14yrs ago they were wounderful and being a leader in research and i think there a teaching hospital to so really u couldnt go wrong you will have everything at your finger tips if needed
i had my DS at ossie park, but should've gone to king eddys... we thought i was a low risk pregnancy, but in the labour, i developed severe pre eclampsia. ossie park just did not have the medical expertise to deal with it, and i was nearly rushed by ambulance to king eddys. in the end, they let me deliver at OPH, but straight away, i was transfered to KEMH to the adult special care unit..... oph is not good for high risk or medical emergencies, but the staff are really great. they did their best with what they could do for me. in the end, i had no choice but to go to king eddys. next pregnancy, i'll be going to KEMH
Hi i just had my 2nd bubs at kemh 2 weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it i had the best experience.The midwives were great and supported me in everything.The hospital stay was good too had great help to get bf established by a lactation consultant.
far as I considered KEMH is the way to go:yes: ...I had the most wonderful care there...ok my labour waswnt straightforward but the antenatal care and the midwives I had during the labour wer the best. The labour suite was fantastic, my hubby was given a roll down bed, we also had great post natal care on ward 4 - the midwives were just fantastic - especially my lilac team ...I would seriously recommend team midwifery by the way the continuity of care especially for first time mummies is great!:smiliedance: Will will definitely have our next one at KEMH wouldn even consider going private or anywhere else...:D
well, my partner and i recently moved here about a year ago from Queensland, gold coast, to bring up our 1st baby here in WA. and can i honestly say that Osborne park is one of the most rudest, impolite, and have some of the most impatient nurses or midwives.
my water broke at 2:00am and my partner rushed me to Osborne park hospital were i was booked in to go and give birth, well we got there around 2:30am and my partner got out of the car and rang the bell as many times as he could, but no one answered, so he came back to the car and beep the horn for at least 10-15mins and still no one came out, to assist me. so instead of waiting outside of Osborne park hospital cause i was in pain, my partner drove me to kings Edwards hospital. were they told me that i cant give birth here as im not that far diallated. anyways my partner got really ****ed off as i was in pain and needed a hospital, and my partner was that ****ed off that he said to kings Edward hospital, "its Ur responsibility that my partner get the proper treatment she needs as she about to give birth". anyways instead kings Edward hospital, rang an ambulance and told us that we had to pay for the ambulance, and that got my partner even more ****ed off as we had no ambulance cover and it was not our fault that Osborne park hospital was unattended for almost an hour.
anyways we finally got to Osborne park hospital, thanks to the ambulance, and we didn't have to pay, thank go, seeing as it was the hospitals fault, and once we got there, can u believe that when i was giving birth and i was in the private room where u finally give birth, i had a nurse come in yelling at me, saying "why did you not come to your appointment"? now this is a whole different story, anyways this nurse told me about 2months before i was to give birth not to come to my appointment the nest day. something like that. OK, im Asian everyone, and this particular Asian nurse that was working there, i could not understand a word she was saying. and still can u believe she had the nerves to yell at me while i was giving birth. now, hows that for great treatment at Osborne park and kings Edward for ya... anyways i was going to file a complaint, but they made it up to my partner and i in the end by sucking up to us. as we threaten them that we were going to go to current affairs with this story. lol.
well, i should of, as they need to learn to treat their patients with respect and understanding. :D besides im happy as i gave birth to the most beautiful most precious baby boy a mother could as for. and he is now 9months and starting to learn how to walk and getting his first tooth. :D
Did you call ahead? Cause you know what? Hospitals are not hotels. Did it occur to you that the midwives may have been busy with women giving birth?
well for Ur information darl, when my partner and i finally got attended to at Osborne park hospital. they asked my family and i if we rang the bell to get some help at the beginning. and for ur information again darl. we rang the bell for help. for 30minutes non -stop and was waiting outside beeping the car horn repeatedly for at least 10mins.
after awhile waiting for no one to come to the door to help me, my partner and his family drove me to king's Edward hospital for maybe some proper treatment. but no, they said as they were to busy and i wasn't booked in to king's Edward i could not give birth there.. so instead they rang an ambulance and told us we had to pay for it even though we had no ambulance cover, but that finally got that sorted out in the end, as they didn't want us to go public with this story and they didn't want us to leave a complaint.
anywyas when the ambulance finally took us to Osborne park hospital, one of the nurses there, said that someone was at the door. we just couldn't hear you, and also she said "did you wait long enough?" excuse me honey, but how long was we to wait for? 2hours at the door to get some help cause i was pregnant? or maybe i should given birth at the front step so i would of gotten some decent help...
and if you want to know another thing honey. i was the only women there giving birth that time as the midwives told me, and as soon as they found out that my cord was wrapped around my baby's throat, suddenly their was 6midvives in the room and 3doctors. it was at 2:30am and it was just me screaming. anything else honey.. and i wasnt asking for room service, i was asking for help so that i could have a safe and healthy birthing experience.
and at the ending of my pregnancy, i finally got different midwives or nurses, as the other midwives that where there were going off their shifts for the day. but the new midwives that were attending to me, well, they were fantastic and treated me like how a pregnant women giving birth that was in a high risk should of been treated, so thank you, as it was my first pregnancy, i especially thanked a nurse student that was their, she was a great support for my husband as he was scared as, so Osborne park gets my vote, because of her, and not for those old cranny people that was their at the beginning, and certainly not that Asian midwives that had the nerve to yell at me while i was giving birth, no matter, my partner sorted her out. hahaha. shes going to think twice before yelling and having a go at me. when she's the one who needs to learn the English language properly if she lives and works in Australia. espcially working around a delicate workplace were women need to understand their midwives.
I had my first child at Mercy Hospital 2.5 yr ago. I had Dr Armstrong and he was fantastic. We had a very difficult birth, my sons shoulders were too wide to fit through my pelvis. I had a very traumatic forcep delivery. My son had to be resuscitated and I bled a lot. But the midwife, paediatrician and ob were great.
Mercy is a beautiful hospital. I had agency nurses almost the whole stay but they were pretty good. I had a single room which I didn't leave for 5 days. When I was discharged I felt lost. A lot of mums I speak to feel like this.
I had my second child at Osbourne Park Hospital 8 months ago. We made this decision as it was close to our home. I found the hospital experience fine. I had a booked caesarian. Everything went to plan. The nurses were brilliant, better then Mercy by far. The hospital encouraged new mothers to get out of their rooms, which I thought was a good idea. My son was in the special nursery 1st night, the nurses and paediatrician were great.
Overall I would recommend both hospitals.
I had both my children at KEMH and whilst I had quite serious difficulties both times, my cousin had hers there, and both of her births were completely fine (she couldn't get in there for her third baby as they'd moved house) and she loved the experience.
I was born at Osborne Park. My BFF had her first child there and it was completely horrific. But other than that I've heard good things about OP too.
If I felt I was going to have a fairly straightforward birth, I'd go to Osborne Park. I kind of do feel as though KEMH should be reserved for those with high-risk pregnancies / deliveries with complications etc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.9 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.