Hi, Our private hospital has recently closed its maternity unit so im wandering what happens with going into a public hospital as a private patient.
Our health fund said we would still probably have to pay an excess and im wandering if that is the case and also what else we would have to pay for, the receptionist from the obstetrician said the out of pocket expenses for the doctor to deliver would be $2000.
We are not looking to get pregnant again till next year but im just wandering how it will work. I really want our obstetrician to deliver and the only way to guarantee that is to be a private patient because at our hospital if public the midwifes deliver and the doctor is only called in if there is a problem.
For those who have had to use a public hospital as a private hospital how did it work for you?