• Suite 9 Level 2
  • Pindara Place, 13 Carrara Street
  • Opening Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • 07 5597 5344
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Patient Information

Booking into the hospital

Dr Moffrey consults at Pindara hospital for maternity care.

You will need to make a booking with Pindara hospital at around 16 weeks of your pregnancy – there is a booking form located on their website.

Website: www.pindaraprivate.com.au
Phone number: (07) 5588 9888

It is very important to book into the hospital so that when you attend, you will have no concerns about paperwork and will be able to focus on just yourself and your baby.

What happens after hours?

You are welcome to call Drew at his room during business hours or on his mobile at any time – 0407 583 328.  As you can imagine, however, there will be times when he will not be contactable on this number because he might be operating in theatre or tending to an emergency.  During these times, his mobile will be diverted to message bank, but given that these messages aren’t checked regularly, please do not leave a message.  Unfortunately this number is not suitable for text messages either.  If there is no answer during business hours please call Drew’s rooms.

If it is after hours or on the weekend, please phone Pindara Hospital on (07) 5588 9888 and ask them to transfer you to the Maternity Ward.  If you have an emergency, always call the hospital direct in order to notify them that you are on your way in.

Drew is part of an on call arrangement  between very experienced obstetricians within Pindara Hospital.  This means there is a Obstetrician dedicated to be on call every day of the year especially for the groups patients.   You can be assured that you will receive the highest quality of care from the doctors within this on call group.

What are Dr Moffrey’s fees?

Being able to choose both the hospital where you deliver your baby and the obstetrician who cares for you does have costs associated with it, but Drew tries to keep these costs as low as possible and as close to the Medicare gap as he can.  As such, you will be charged an initial consultation fee and then a review fee for subsequent appointments.  The amount of rebate you get back from Medicare varies depending on whether you have reached the safety net or not.

Are you a maternity patient?

You are also required to pay a pregnancy management fee. This fee covers the obstetrician managing your pregnancy and any associated issues that arise.  Most importantly, it provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year cover for you during your pregnancy, providing immeasurable peace of mind.  This fee also includes any in hospital services that are required during your pregnancy as well as the arrangement of appropriate specialist cover to be on call when they are not available.

Again, you will get a rebate but the amount depends on your circumstances with the Medicare safety net.  Some private health funds will also offer a rebate, so it is best to check with your specific health fund provider.

When you are an inpatient, either in the antenatal period or during your delivery, your private health fund will be billed directly.  Just be mindful that there may still be some out of pocket expenses for the paediatrician, anaesthetist and other hospital costs.

Are you a gynaecology patient?

When a procedure is discussed with Dr Drew, a full financial consent will be discussed with you so that you will know the exact cost of the procedure before the surgery. Dr Drew participates in the Known Gap scheme with all health insurance providers so you will know exactly the out of pocket expense you will pay. Payment for the surgery will also need to be made prior to the scheduled date of the operation. Some out of pocket expenses for the anaesthetist and hospital expenses may be incurred as well.

What antenatal tests do I need?

Routine investigations include (at your booking in visit, or before with your General Practitioner):

Full Blood Count Test for Anaemia
Blood Group and Antibody Test for risk of isoimmunisation
Rubella Immunity to German Measles
VDRL Testing for Syphilis
Hep B/C Testing for Hepatitis B and C
HIV Testing for HIV
MSU Testing for urine infections
Varicella-Zoster Testing for chicken-pox immunity
Ultrasound scan Check age of baby (or babies!)

11-13 weeks

Nuchal translucency ultrasound scan (optional but recommended – this tests for chromosome problems such as Trisomy 21, commonly known as Downs Syndrome, as well as others)

18-20 weeks

Morphology ultrasound scan (to assess baby’s organs and limbs)

26-28 weeks

Glucose challenge test (for gestational diabetes), full blood count, antibody screen

36 weeks

Full blood count, antibody screen

What do you need to bring to the hospital?

The following are suggested items to bring to the hospital when having a baby.

For the birthing suite
  • Camera (fully charged, Dads!)
  • Nightwear after you have given birth
  • Lollies
  • Beverages to drink
  • Socks
  • Reading material
  • CD’s
  • Your admission booklet
  • For Dads – Drew recommends that you also pack a bag with a change of clothes, and most of the things listed above especially drinks and snacks, and something to read.
For your room
  • Nighties /dressing gown
  • Comfortable casual clothing
  • Toiletries and any current medications
  • Maternity sanitary pads – at least two packets
  • Maternity bras
  • Nursing pads
  • Footwear
  • Tissues
  • Health fund card
  • Medicare card
  • Money for incidentals
  • Pen
  • Phone charger
For your baby
  • Clothes for baby, including singlets and jump suits
  • Beanie or something to cover baby’s head
  • At least two nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Face washers
  • Bunny rug
  • If you are formula feeding, all your associated items such as bottles, formula and sterilizer

Please note: it is advised that you leave jewellery, credit cards, large amounts of cash and other valuables at home

Where can I find a mothers group?

Drew is very passionate about mothers post natal care and as such has established a mothers group for all the families under his care.  What this incorporates is a private online support group that all Drew’s patients are added to.  This group is used by mothers to place questions out to the group to get advice and support.  The group is moderated by Drew and his midwife Michelle Jackson and so you know the knowledge coming from the other mums is going to be correct.   This is a judgement free environment that you can ask any questions and share any knowledge you have.  In addition to the fabulous online support the group meets several times a year to get to know each other and catch up on how big everyones babies are growing.  Drew and Michelle organise this in the botanical gardens next to Pindara and the morning tea happens every few months.  This group has led to life long friendships being formed.

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  • Suite 9 Level 2
  • Pindara Place, 13 Carrara Street
  • Opening Hours
  • Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
  • 07 5597 5344
  • Call us today!