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    Quote Originally Posted by LlamaMa View Post
    Why don't you want to go to Casey?

    This is probably not going to be what you are interested in hearing, but another spin on things for you.. I have had one baby at Dandenong (planned for Casey but developed a complication and had to transfer to Dandenong. Casey Maternity unit more able now, and if that complication arose now I wouldn't be transferred), two at Casey and one recently at home through Caseys homebirth program. I know you say you really don't want to go there, but we have had such wonderful experiences through Casey. We even had the same awesome MW care for us through three of our pregnancies and births (including our homebirth). Continuity of care was fantastic. For the two births I had in Casey, for both of my hospital stays I was in a room by myself, and I am not a private patient, nor did I have complicated births.
    Oh really! I have heard so many horror stories so it is a positive thing to hear some good stories come out of Casey.

    I know 2 ladies at work, and a girlfriend of my best friend who had their babies at Casey and they were just so displeased with everything. One of the girls had serious issues there and vowed never to go back! Like life/death issues with her bubs but can’t comment what had happened as i haven’t spoken to her personally as this was my girlfriends friend

    I do understand though that every hospital has good and bad stories and that everyone has their own experiences, but the amount of negativity surrounding Casey has just really put me off! But I suppose if we decide not to go private and stick with public that we’ll really have no other choice so reading that you have had a good experience is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    I saw all my bills in full when I was a private patient in a public hospital (because it was my responsibility to forward to Medicare and PHI to have them paid), mine were over $10k and my daughter's were near to $250k. Obviously for my DD's case you'd be need to be in a public hospital and you'd be covered that way, but if you birthed initially at a private it'd still be the > $10k fee for you.
    wow....a lot of money!!!

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    Sorry to hijack, but I'm just wondering if Warragul Hospital have a private health insurance liaison officer and any incentives for going private. I'll be going midwife care, but just wanting a private room. Ie; Ballarat Base hospital pay your health insurance excess for using your PHI in a public hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missmizchelle View Post
    Oh really! I have heard so many horror stories so it is a positive thing to hear some good stories come out of Casey.

    I know 2 ladies at work, and a girlfriend of my best friend who had their babies at Casey and they were just so displeased with everything. One of the girls had serious issues there and vowed never to go back! Like life/death issues with her bubs but can’t comment what had happened as i haven’t spoken to her personally as this was my girlfriends friend

    I do understand though that every hospital has good and bad stories and that everyone has their own experiences, but the amount of negativity surrounding Casey has just really put me off! But I suppose if we decide not to go private and stick with public that we’ll really have no other choice so reading that you have had a good experience is great!
    I have heard stories out of lots of hospitals, i don't think any are immune to dramas. Casey do ward tours....maybe keep your options open and go have a look for yourself. Good luck, decisions like this can be tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LlamaMa View Post
    I have heard stories out of lots of hospitals, i don't think any are immune to dramas. Casey do ward tours....maybe keep your options open and go have a look for yourself. Good luck, decisions like this can be tough.
    Yea same....all hospitals have had people with bad experiences! I guess I just hear a lot about Casey, sometimes it's easier to focus or remember the negative! I will keep my options open and will definitely look into a ward tour closer to when we finally start trying. Thanks so much for your replies

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    I had my d's at Casey hospital and found the overall experience really good. They actually saved my son's life as he was born with sepsis and one of the mw felt something was wrong, she called for the paed who thought they should run some tests just to be on the safe side. If they hadn't have done that I hate to think what might have happened. Good luck in your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmi View Post
    Sorry to hijack, but I'm just wondering if Warragul Hospital have a private health insurance liaison officer and any incentives for going private. I'll be going midwife care, but just wanting a private room. Ie; Ballarat Base hospital pay your health insurance excess for using your PHI in a public hospital.
    @Emmi I believe they do. I'm not sure what incentives you mean but I think they wave the gap fee and you get priority to private room provided others haven't had emergency c sections

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilMuffin View Post
    I had my d's at Casey hospital and found the overall experience really good. They actually saved my son's life as he was born with sepsis and one of the mw felt something was wrong, she called for the paed who thought they should run some tests just to be on the safe side. If they hadn't have done that I hate to think what might have happened. Good luck in your decision.
    That's wonderful to hear! And thanks

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    If you aren't keen on the local then it's best to get obstetrics added. You never know the outcome even if you have a straightforward/low risk pregnancy. I ended up with an emergency csection & my daughter was in special care for 6 nights. It was well over $10k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SageS View Post
    @Emmi I believe they do. I'm not sure what incentives you mean but I think they wave the gap fee and you get priority to private room provided others haven't had emergency c sections
    Ours even refund any gaps. It's awesome.


 

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