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    Default BRISBANE: Private room in a public hospital

    I have PHI and am wondering if it is possible to go through the public system, but pay (via my private health insurance) for a private room?

    I have heard that Redlands Public offer single rooms also? I would hate to pay for the private room and end up sharing. I have had bad experiences sharing rooms in the past and unsure if this is an option...

    Redlands or Logan maybe?

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    Default Re: BRISBANE: Private room in a public hospital

    I don't like your chances of getting a single room at Logan... I personally wouldn't birth there ever again but have heard good things about Redlands.

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    Default BRISBANE: Private room in a public hospital

    I used to be a midwifery student at Redlands. They mostly have single rooms with a shared two way bathroom.

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    My GP phoned the Redlands today and they said it is very unlikely I can go there as I am out of catchment. This bugs me as DF is there today birthday (out of zone) and I have had 2 others go there also. Is it all of a sudden to busy?? I am thinking of using a friends address to go there??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vixta99 View Post
    My GP phoned the Redlands today and they said it is very unlikely I can go there as I am out of catchment. This bugs me as DF is there today birthday (out of zone) and I have had 2 others go there also. Is it all of a sudden to busy?? I am thinking of using a friends address to go there??
    You would have to change your address with medicare too

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    Default BRISBANE: Private room in a public hospital

    I really don't like sharing a bathroom, yes Redlands gives you a private bedroom, but image if you really need to go and someone else is in the bathroom ( or your bathroom buddy doesn't clean up after herself )

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    You would have to change your address with medicare too
    Really? So.. they go off both addresses?

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    Default Re: BRISBANE: Private room in a public hospital

    They go off your Medicare address afaik. Well they did for me when I booked in to the Mater.

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