Hurstville Private Hospital hosted its maternity open day on October 26, giving potential patients the chance to meet staff including obstetricians, and have a tour of the penthouse level birthing unit.
Despite strong numbers of attendees on the day, recent reports predict that births within the private sector are to reduce dramatically in the coming year.
Major health insurance funds also require patients to serve a 12 month waiting period for obstetrics cover.
To bridge this gap and give more pregnant families choice in their maternity experience, Hurstville Private Hospital is delivering a new self-insured maternity package at $4500.
It gives families that do not have obstetrics health insurance cover, the option to deliver their babies within a private facility at a competitive rate.
It includes accommodation for four to five nights, individual care in a delivery suite, elective caesarean section option, in-house post-natal, antenatal and childbirth education, gourmet meals, and access to 24 hour telephone support service.
Patients also enjoy access to Hurstville maternity's complimentary services including free baby photography, foot massage, pedicures, free accommodation for partners and access to their private obstetricians and paediatricians.
The hospital is operated by Healthe Care Australia, a subsidiary of Luye Medical.
Healthecare is the third largest corporate private hospital operator in Australia and one of the nation's largest privately-owned healthcare organisations.