+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default seeking Public hospital in Melbourne

    Hello Mummies,
    I am a newbie here and a mum to be for the first time. I am originally from Canada and just moved to Melbourne 1 month ago. To our surprise we found out that we were pregnant (from home test 1x clear blue and 1x first response, both positive houray) But I must say that we are a little unprepared. I would like to have some feedback or suggestion about public hospital in Melbourne. My husband has medicare but I have a private health fund which I can only be cover after the 12 months waiting period, so it's no good.
    I am guessing that I am starting my 5th weeks. what should I do next ? where should I go ?
    Thank you for your help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Hi does Canada have a reciprocal agreement with Aus? Otherwise you may not be able to use a public hospital for free...

    First step is to see a GP who can refer you. I am going to the Royal Women's but it can depend on where you live as to whether they accept you.

    Good luck and congratulations!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,998
    Thanks
    1,355
    Thanked
    1,061
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Hi does Canada have a reciprocal agreement with Aus? Otherwise you may not be able to use a public hospital for free...

    First step is to see a GP who can refer you. I am going to the Royal Women's but it can depend on where you live as to whether they accept you.

    Good luck and congratulations!
    I don't think Cananda do, so you will probably have to pay. I would call Royal Women's and talk to admin there and ask them all of your questions

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Melbourne Area
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0
    Speak to the Royal Women's Hospital. I delivered there and I chose Hospital Care after my Shared Care was disastrous! They are a fantastic hospital, however, unless you live within a 2-5kms radius within their zone, you'll need a referral from your GP to go there.

    Good luck and PM me if you need any further details about the Women's...they're FANTASTIC!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    Thank you, I will give Women's Hospital a call and see what they say . Hope I can get in. Fingers cross.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 18-04-2012, 08:08
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-04-2012, 20:35
  3. Public hospital prenatal/Private hospital delivery
    By kylieboo in forum Private Health Insurance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15-03-2012, 21:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Be In Blossom
Keen to up the intensity of your exercise after having your baby but unsure how? New physio-led Bootcamp Workshops aim to bridge the gap between low and high intensity training, teaching ways to reduce pelvic floor load in gym and bootcamp settings.
featured supporter
LCF Fun Languages Australia
We offer foreign language lessons for children 2-12 yrs in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian or German as after-school and preschool clubs or private language tuition. This is play-based, full immersion language learning with proven results!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!