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Private ELCS - price in London

(6 Posts)
studentvera Sat 26-Jan-13 18:59:58

Thanks VickyU!
I have pm'd you xx

VickyU Sat 26-Jan-13 18:21:58

No problem! The hospital refers to it is an 'NHS transfer' but not all the consultants do it. To my knowledge both Mr Kumar and Mr Wimalasundera offer the delivery only service but I don't know who else does. I know that Mr McCarthy doesn't. I've gone with Mr. Kumar because he is a specialist in high risk pregnancy but also because he is so highly recommended here on Mumsnet and also online - probably means nothing but I'm a sucker for these kinds of lists! http://www.imperial.nhs.uk/aboutus/news/news_027721

If you choose Queen Charlotte's, you need to get referred via your GP in the NHS system. Then once you are in, tell them that you want to do an NHS transfer for delivery and they should book you in. If you call the private patients line they will talk you through it. Mr. Kumar's secretary is really helpful and lovely. She's called Sheila. I would say though, I only just decided to do the private transfer and I'm 37 weeks. People say you have to book in really early especially with the more 'famous' doctors like Kumar but he booked me in last minute and it was fine so I don't think there is a massive rush for you. Also, you can do a tour of the private wing - the Sir Stanley Clayton Ward to see the rooms. There is a midwife called Charlotte Mayou there who can show you around. She is AMAZING! If you need any more info, please do PM me. Good luck and congratulations! xx

studentvera Sat 26-Jan-13 15:42:56

Thanks VickyU for reply. I am nearest to Queen Charlottes. Can you tell me anymore? Who are you having and how did you go about booking?
Thank you in advance! X

VickyU Sat 26-Jan-13 14:32:33

Do you mean having NHS antenatal care and then switching to private for delivery onwards? As far as I am aware, that is the only way you can do it - so if you want a private ELCS you also have to pay the private fees for your postnatal care etc. This is what I am doing at Queen Charlottes. The cost of the obstetrician is £2000 for the procedure but once you add fees for anaesthetist, blood tests, the hospital fees and private room costs, we are reckoning on about £8000 minimum. But if it is a medically necessary ELCS and you have any health cover, it should pay some of that, but definitely not all.

studentvera Sat 26-Jan-13 13:19:33

Sorry should say costings not coatings - silly I phone!

studentvera Sat 26-Jan-13 13:19:02

Am so thrilled to have got a positive test after 9 months of trying! Eeek grin

Please can anyone recommend coatings of a private ELCS. I am happy to have NHS care.

If anyone has any uptodate costs/contacts?

I am in London.

Thank you so much in advance. Fingers crossed this goes to plan xx

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