Forums  •  Classifieds  •  Events  •  Directory

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Matilda - Internet?

  1. #9
    carang's Avatar
    carang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sai Kung
    Posts
    6,259
    how ridiculous! $250/day????? everytime i hear stuff like that, i'm even more glad i went to QMH...

    i pay less than $250/month for wireless at home!

  2. #10
    starbucks2 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    712
    I agree Cara. My husband said that the hospital is probably paying $250 for internet for the whole hospital and then charging it out at $250 per patient! I was in a twin room so the internet was not included. Still, since I ended up paying $90K odd for my delivery (or at least my insurance paid for it) I'd have liked to have thought that they could have thrown in some free internet with the twin room package too!

  3. #11
    carang's Avatar
    carang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sai Kung
    Posts
    6,259
    did they charge you for things like toilet tissue and soap, like i've heard hospitals do in the USA?

    i will admit that if i'd had insurance or a LOT of money, the comfort at hotel matilda would have been nice... but without either, i just can't get over what they are allowed to get away with! guess it's just a case of the rich (hospital) getting richer...

  4. #12
    starbucks2 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    712
    Apparently Matilda is non-profit whatever that means!

    Didn't see itemised things like soap etc but will be included as part of the package I am sure. I do remember someone saying that everything is charged depending on what class of room you are in so cotton wool balls cost you more if you use them in a private room vs a shared room!

  5. #13
    carang's Avatar
    carang is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sai Kung
    Posts
    6,259
    non-profit merely means that they "use" all of the money they earn. they can use it to "upgrade facilities" on staff etc... they just NEVER turn a profit.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. BEWARE - Internet Baby Item Sites Abroad
    By Chilli in forum Preparing for the Arrival
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2009, 04:52 PM
  2. I want Matilda!!!
    By swedishmum in forum Hong Kong Pregnancy Forum
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-09-2009, 05:29 PM
  3. Bel-air to Matilda
    By kahling in forum Preparing for the Arrival
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-02-2007, 10:46 AM
  4. need help w/ internet asap
    By ctrbabe1 in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-28-2006, 07:51 AM
  5. Buying things on internet
    By Valencia in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2005, 10:36 AM
Scroll to top