I am currently 10 weeks pregnant with my first child and my husband and I are moving to Melbourne at the end of February. We will be finding a rental in the eastern suburbs (Ringwood area). Should I try booking a hospital now or should I wait till we've found somewhere to live? Will they let me book when we don't even have an address yet as I know some hospitals have zoning rules.
I would prefer to do a tour first of the two hospitals (Box Hill and Angliss) and make a booking based on my preference. I fear though that by leaving it till then it may be too late to get a booking into either.
What to do?
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23-01-2012 20:00 #1
Moving interstate and booking a public hospital
23-01-2012 20:37 #2
I am going to royal women's and they only accept bookings by gp referral so you might have to do it that way. Not sure about getting a tour first though... I would just get booked in to one ASAP though as they do fill up and then your choices are limited
23-01-2012 21:09 #3
Going back a few years now we moved from VIC to QLD. I had to wait till I got to my new area. Only Gp's around the area could do the referral. I had to find a new Gp then he sent of the referral.
23-01-2012 21:13 #4
I had ds2 at Box Hill 5.5 months ago. I had my first at The Women's but to be honest Box Hill was much better.
All hospitals require a gp referral. You can get one from your gp and send it to them. Better to get in early as it can take weeks to get your appointments. And you may get into a one-on-one midwife program!
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