My Ob had me book in at both Nepean Public and Private. I'm pretty sure she is able to work at both hospitals.
After handing in my forms, Public arranged a midwife appointment, Private didn't want to see me until I was due. Public midwife appointment was useful, e.g. warning me I had higher than normal risk of post-natal depression.
Nepean Private had good and bad points.
The paediatrician and renal specialists brought in were very good.
Because I didn't choose a hot lunch, the kitchen would have trouble fitting the cold food on the tray so would leave parts off. But they did give me double salad dressing one of the days they omitted the actual salad. Food tasted good.
The nurses are mostly either neutral with respect to breastfeeding or anti-breastfeeding. I say that because I had issues there and was unable to get much help. Antenatal class skipped over breastfeeding saying the nurses would help when the time came. When the time did come they spent more time lecturing me on how not everybody gets to breastfeed than they did on helping bring in my supply. They usually only allowed single pumping, when double pumping is supposed to be more effective at raising prolactin, and even then at first I was told I couldn't pump for stimulation to bring in supply, but could only use it once my milk had come in. (They supplied the pumping gear. I didn't get my own arranged until the very end of my stay.) Despite being told I'd have help hand expressing for 2 days accessing that help was next to impossible, and then after the 2 days without assistance I received looks of - "but it's been 2 days, why can't you do it". None of my nurses were able to hand express, and on one of the 3 occasions I was able to get assistance it took 5 hours to arrive (while I was told to be on a 3 hour schedule). They either point-blank refused to wake me during the night to express milk, or they said they would wake me and just didn't (and they have a policy of not wanting you to plug in your own electrical devices, which we ignored when later DH brought me an alarm clock). Both bubs and I were discharged before my milk came in. (Umm, yeah ... I have unresolved issues around the whole milk/breastfeeding thing.)
They changed my room so they could do plumbing works. The bathroom of my original room seemed fine. The room they moved me to had the shower tap come off in my hand. The next room I was in, the hand-held-shower handle had some splits in it.
They don't do daily linen and towel changes. I suspect they intend to but that it just doesn't happen.
While I was in the private, one lady and her baby transferred over from the public (from public NICU into private SCN).
In HDU of Nepean Private,
One nurse flattened the bed for emergency CPR when she was trying to lower the side-rails. Thankfully my C-section scar wasn't sore, but it was a surprise.
Another nurse folded down the tops of the TED stockings, despite the packet saying not to do so.
My drip began leaking (probably because of movement while trying to hand-express without help) and one nurse said he'd come back later to check if it was still leaking and he didn't. When the sodden tape then came off my hand the next nurse just added more instead of fixing the leak, and of course it didn't stick for long either. They only investigated and fixed the cause when I told my Dr.
If you've been discharged but bubs hasn't then you can continue staying in your room as a boarder at the hospital (meals included, and by that time you'll know where to grab your own linen).