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private patient in public hospital....

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    private patient in public hospital....

    Back in Oz I had my first baby as a private patient in a public hospital..... i.e. my OB delivered my baby and follow up checks during my 5 day hosp. stay ( emergency C) and I had a private room.

    It is the same process for HK??

    Also if you have a private room (thinking QMH) can you have visitors at any time you choose?

    Thank you!!

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    as far as i know, there's not much difference pricewise between a private hospital and private patient in a public hospital....
    you may want to check it out... see if you can make an appointment with the individual hospitals to have a look and then decide what you want to do.

    good luck!

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    any private patients at QMH?

    If so, can you have visitors at any time? (i.e. with own room)

    Also, does your OB deliver?

    Tks!

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    A private OB cannot deliver at Queen Mary. The hospital already has their own Drs. If you decide to register at the hospital as a private patient and have your prenatal care done there then you will probably be assigned a Dr who will be with you throughout your pregnancy and delivery.

    Have a read through this thread on QM and how to register

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    Are there any circumstances under which a public patient can have access to a private or semi-private room at QMH? Is it a matter of whether there are any private rooms free? Or does the hospital have a strict policy separating the public and private streams?

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    from what i recall, if you switch to private when it comes time to deliver, i believe they "back-charge" you. so you end up being charged "private prices" from the beginning....

    if i'm wrong in my understanding of this, please someone, correct me!
    thanks

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    How about post-delivery? Say I went into a public ward and decided I wanted to move into a private / semi-private room. I wouldn't mind paying extra for the room, but would they back-charge me for the delivery even if it is already over?

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    Yes, if you change rooms after the delivery they will charge you private patient rates for the delivery.
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