View Full Version : Osborne Park v Joondalup??
Hi, I was wondering whether I could get some help, stories, advice etc on which hospital to choose....
I was originally hoping to have my first baby at KEMH however because it is low risk we have been referred to Joondalup. Has anyone got any stories or advice? I have a nurse friend who has said she would recommend Osborne Park Hospital to Joondalup and I have heard more "good" stories about Osborne Park than of Joondalup (granted the bad stories I have heard about Joondalup were from a few years ago)
Can anyone share their experiences good and bad?
I went to Osbourne Park and loved it.
I work there now (not in the maternity section though).
I'm not sure about Joondalup.
Personally, I don't like Osborne Park. I had DD at KEMH, but most family/friends have had their little ones at Ossie park, and I wasn't too impressed with the way things were handled. But I haven't heard anything about Joondalup regarding pregnancies at all, so I couldn't comment on them.
I'll be trying to make sure that I get to KEMH with our next one as well.
Hi there, I had my DS at Joondalup in '05 and it was fantastic. I went public doing shared care with my G & their neonatal clinic & the care was brilliant. I am doing the same again for DD due in September :)
I had my DD at Joondalup but I was private! I found the hospital and it's nurses/staff to be great and had a very pleasant experience!
I had both my DD & DS at Joondalup public and had a great experience :) will be going back for a 3rd there someday too :yes:
DD was born june 08 & DS of november last year, it had changed abit in couple of years between the two, as in staff etc, some had moved on, there were still a few fimiliar faces from when i had DD though which was nice.
They are a very pro breastfeeding and were more then happy to come every feed to help with attachment etc the lactation consultant also came and visted with my daughter on two occasions.
like in any hospital you get your bish midwives and your lovely ones but majority were fantastic!!! they werent pushy at all, when asked if ild like them to ARM as that was all that was stopping DS from making a entry i declined and they didnt push the issue then at 2pm i decided i would like them to break them at that point they asked if i would like the annethtist to come up and give me the epidural and i said that i was doing fine and managing the pain well at that point but wouldnt mind trying the gas so they got that ready for me then left the room for awhile, came back when i was ready to push probally about an hr later, it was just a midwife and student who delivered DS, the student who was actually in her late 40's and older then the actual middy was awesome and did most the work! she was so encouraging during the pushing stage, i had previously told her earlier that i didnt want to tear and she had warm water ready to go for when his head crowned and also held some sort of gauze or something down there to prevent me from tearing...i ended up with only a slight graze and DS was 8lb 6oz thanks to her :)
they also came in the following day to check up on us and see how we were going before their shifts even started which i thought was lovely too...
if you do end up having bubs at joondalup ask if Jeanette is avaliable to be your midwife, she honestly was amazing! without her i dont think my birth would have gone the way it did as i remember an RN wanting to give me the drip to speed things up and she was a real advocate for what i wanted against the bossy midwives :goodvibes:
and at the anntenatal clinic with both pregnacys i was seen by 'sally' alot for both, for most of my appointmenst actually and she is a really nice lovely person too :babydust1:
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