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    Default Public hospitals in Melbourne - do you choose or is one allocated?

    Hello, I am new here so apologies if this has been asked before.

    My partner and I are currently TTC. I don't have private health so would be going public. Do I get to choose or is one allocated based on where I live? If so, does anyone know which hospital zone Gladstone Park falls into?

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    I don't know where that is sorry but I did choose mine to a certain degree. I fall within the Royal Women's zone and asked for a referral there and got it. I am closer to Monash just slightly but they tend to take more high risk patients. If the Women's was full I would have had to go elsewhere.

    Good luck!

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    Possibly Northern in Epping?? Not sure sorry

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    Thank you

    I live in Southbank at the moment but we have an investment property in Gladstone Park (it's near the airport if that helps).

    Our Southbank apartment is only 1 bedroom so we wont be staying there long term. I'm guessing I would be zone to the Royal Womens in Southbank but wondering if we move do we HAVE to change to another hospital due to zoning?

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    No you wouldn't have to move if you didn't want to. Once you're in, you're in.

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    My friend in Gowanbrae was zoned to the Northern. But if you start off at the women's you should be able to stay there.


 

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