I completely understand that it's a public hospital. Unfortunately there is no choice of going to a private hospital instead. The children's hospital is the only place for this procedure and I'm not negative about it at all. They are very good. I'm simply pointing out that I fail to understand why they don't incentivise people to use their PHI by offering private rooms - not instead of the dying and infectious - but as well as. The OP pointed this out and I'm saying this has been my experience as well and I don't really understand it. All I'm saying is since I have to go to a public hospital and there is zero incentive for me to register as a private patient then I simply won't. If the hospital wants people to register as private patients they should consider providing some actual benefit. Otherwise I'm happy just to use Medicare. Since it's a public hospital as everyone has pointed out, there shouldn't be a problem with that.