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St Andrews - Ipswich QLD - Shortest Stay?

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#1 150watson

Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am due baby # 2 on September 1st and will be having the baby at St Andrews Private Hospital in Ipswich QLD.

Just wondering if anyone has had a bub here and what is the shortest you can stay?
I have an 18mth old currently, and my husband is undergoing Chemotherapy at the moment. So when bub #2 is born, I would like to get home as soon as possible.

Just wondering if a Private hospital restricts you from going home at all, or if you can get out as quickly as what a Public hospital would get you out normally.

Thanks in advance.

#2 literally nobody

Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:04 AM

I would say unless you had complications I see no reason why you can't go home... best thing would be to ring them to ask. all the best.

#3 tinselfoil hat

Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

Different hospital in the public system, but I left earlier than I was advised after birth (24 hours not 48). I had to sign a waiver saying I understood that I’d been advised to stay and that I understand where to seek help if required.

#4 Luci

Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:15 PM

It's up to you when you want to go home.  I would phone initially and ask if they have an early discharge program, so a midwife comes to visit you at home for the first week, something along those lines.

Otherwise I would just advise them right from the start (and you will probably need to remind them possibly a few times) that you will be going home after X amount of time. So they will need to make sure everything is done before then, ie give you the babies healthcare book (in NSW its the Blue Book might be different in QLD), give you the paperwork for the birth certificate, and your discharge paperwork.

I have had 3 babies in a private hospital in Sydney and prior to going home each time the baby is checked by a Paediatrician, on the morning of the day you leave so that is another thing to try to get organised early before you go.

When I had my 3rd baby DH had to pick me up early on the day I was leaving. I told the midwives the day before and reminded them on the day that I had to leave by a certain time so had to be seen by the Paediatrician and have the babies discharge weight taken etc. If it wasn't done in time I would just have left anyway and sorted it out later.

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