Hi there, so I'm in a bit of a predicament. Or at least that's what my GP is having me believe. I currently reside in Epping so my closest public hospital is the Northern. I by no means want to have a baby at the northern considering its reputation.
Ideally I would like to give birth at the Mercy in Heidelberg, has anyone had any luck in avoiding the Northern and getting into the Mercy despite the catchment area 'rules'?

My other options are either to go back to Sunshine Hospital where I had my first bubs or suck it up and go private.

TIA!