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#1 Stronger

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:30 AM

HI I have just found out I am pregnant with our second long awaited bub!

So now the hard decision of where to birth! I had our DD at SJOG Murdoch 6yrs ago and while had a good experience I ended with an emergency c-section. I am unsure if I want to return there as I have heard the OB fees have gone up a huge amount since then.

So we now live not far from Armadale Hospital and so I am after feedback good and bad on this hospital please. We have PHI so am unsure whether public or private would be better? I would probably have another C-section so after experiences on this too please.

This is an IVF baby so do Armadale (either side) take IVF patients does anybody know?

If you need to please PM me with your thoughts and recent experiences! Would also be interested in which doctor you used too!

Thanks!

Edited by bokbok, 30 January 2013 - 12:31 AM.


#2 FeralFP

Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

I had DD at Armadale as a public patient a little under 2 years ago. I was extremely happy with my entire experience.

I did end up with an emergency c-section but I can not fault the midwives or doctors throughout my pregnancy, labour and post recovery.

Their maternity ward was refurbished around 10 years ago and all the rooms are lovely. There is max of 2 in each room and they try to put c-section patients in a private room on their own (I had my own room).

The ONLY thing that would put me off in the slightest is that there has been a huge population boom in the area the last few years (there was an article in the paper when I was there with DD about their baby boom), so I can't be sure if their staffing levels have kept up with the new demand or not. Perhaps someone on here has some more recent experience?

I am due with #2 in July and will be booking in there in a few weeks. For public patients they do shared care where you see a midwife and ob/GP on alternate visits. I'm not sure how they work it for private patients.

#3 swimmingalong

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thee is no private side (Galliers) any more at Armadale.. the hospital is purely public.

The Galliers wing is now the consulting rooms for the specialists, xray and pathology.


#4 Kafkaesque

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE (swimmingalong @ 30/01/2013, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thee is no private side (Galliers) any more at Armadale.. the hospital is purely public.

The Galliers wing is now the consulting rooms for the specialists, xray and pathology.


The section that was private is now public and the birth suites are no longer used. They do however still operate the maternity section there and I believe you can come in with a private OB. Maternity at Armadale has been extremely busy over the last year.

#5 Stronger

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for all the replies! It's a little confusing! I am going to go on a tour on Saturday to have a look and ask some questions and I have an appt with a GP/OB who is at my local surgery who delivers there so looks like it is set I am going there!

Thanks again! original.gif

#6 Wallymaduka

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

I delivered at Galliers Private, but didn't realise it had since closed.  Was about to give feedback original.gif

#7 MoonPie

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

I'm using Armadale but being admitted under the care of an independent midwife. Are you planning another CS or VBAC?

#8 Stronger

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

QUOTE (Rebothy @ 02/02/2013, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm using Armadale but being admitted under the care of an independent midwife. Are you planning another CS or VBAC?


Hmm not really sure yet but probably another c-section if that is best option for me and baby...I went on a tour of the Maud Bella ward today and it was really nice and everything happens over that side as a PP said and then it is just whether you got to post natal ward in public if public or over to Canning Ward if Private. I think I will go to Armadale as a private patient as I like the idea of choosing my own GP/OB instead of just a different one each time. It was really nice to have a look around though!



#9 noonehere

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Loved armadale.
I did shared care with my own doctor and the midwives.

#10 Millie71

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

I did both. DD was born in Armadale public 7 yrs ago, and DS at Galliers 4 yrs ago. TBH both experiences were good, both times it was midwife delivery. The 2nd time I used Dr Jamieson at Kelmscott. He was great, although appointkents always running late as he is very chatty.

Galliers pretty much cost me nothing (all paid by HBF), the only costs were Dr appointments (no huge OB fees). The rooms were nicer, and the midwife visits were easier...

#11 munchkinmummy12

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Hi op,

I had my first son at Armadale in July last year. I had a Caesar due to him being breech, and I ended up getting a private room even though I was admitted as a public patient. My care from first antenatal appointment right through to home visits post baby was sensational. Every member of staff I met was so lovely and I felt I had wonderful care!
My SIL also had a straight forward natural birth with her daughter January last year and also got a private room. If they aren't very busy in the private ward they often give the rooms to public patients original.gif

The birthing suites are the same for private vs public, personally I'd save your money. The public care I and many friends have received has been excellent original.gif




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