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Getting into KEMH as a public obstetrics patient
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#1 angelinaballerina

Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

I am currently pregnant with my second child - just over 6 weeks. My dr has just sent my referral to KEMH for me to be seen as my first child was born at 30 weeks gestation. I am just wondering if there is some sort of cut off for not being allowed to birth there? Especially as it seems KEMH are turning away a lot of public patients.

If I don't get accepted, I want to go private at glengarry or SJOG, but will it be too late to try and find an ob now?

Really worried that I may miss out and have to go public at Osborne park which is not my first choice for personal reasons.

Edited by angelinaballerina, 14 February 2012 - 07:30 PM.


#2 Bodacious Prime

Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

Can you do both for now?
If it were me I'd book in with an Ob and then just cancel if KEMH takes you.

#3 Eileithyia

Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:47 PM

With a history of prem birth I imagine you will be accepted for KEMH.

You can go with an Ob who has admitting rights with KEMH if you prefer.

#4 fizzy19

Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

Hi congratulations. I went through Glengarry with my first and I know they won't let you deliver there before 34 weeks if you go into labour anyway as they're not equipped  - they'll just transfer you to KEMH. Definitely worth calling the obs and booking in just in case if thats what you want to do.

Have you thought about going through Joondalup Public? I'm going through the High Risk clinic at the antenatal clinic and I see a Doctor everytime and they've been pretty good, a Professor runs the high risk clinic ( just assuming you might be classed as that due to premmie but not sure)

I've also been in Joondalup Private for my second

good luck

#5 ~ky~

Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:48 AM

KEMH is not turning away people with a "complicated maternal history" ie. things like previous prem birth. You are unlikely to not gain a place at their clinics etc.

I have just had my little girl there under the care of the gold team (diabetes) and I can't fault them! The only pain was getting to and from the hospital for me as it was a long hike on public transport from Port Kennedy.



#6 GenWhy

Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:47 AM

I had a terrible experience with Joondalup Public. I went private for my next 2 and was shocked that I preferred Joondalup over the private hospital! Mercy was flash but the care was atrocious.

I recently had to have surgery at Joondalup Public and was really apprehensive. I was amazed at how fantastic the nursing staff were and the rooms were all private and brand new. It was excellent. I'm not sure if it's the same for maternity but I couldn't fault it. Very different from my experience 6 years ago.

I've heard really good things about KEMH too. Had to go there for high risk with my DS and although I didn't have him delivered there the staff were on the ball and super supportive.

#7 miss*k

Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

I got into KEMH for my second pregnancy after I lost my baby boy. I was encouraged by KEMH to come back and have my next pregnancy there so they could monitor me closley. If I was to get pregnant again (not planning on it, our family is complete) I would go back to KEMH in a heartbeat.

#8 lori~lee

Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

I doubt they'd turn you away if you're at any kind of risk, it's probably more the 'elective' patients.

I had both my girls at KEMH and loved it. I was referred there due to health issues (thyroid disease) but actually, for my second daughter, Swan Districts was my closest hospital but KEMH accepted me so I was really happy.

#9 angelinaballerina

Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

I am very happy that today I received my acceptance letter to KEMH. So I will be going there for obstetric care starting at 16 weeks.

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#10 Lumikki

Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

Maybe the rejections you've heard about are from KEMH Family Birth Centre?  They will only accept low risk pregnancies and can only take 60 patients per month.

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