Have your say

Your message can play a vital role in showing why private hospitals are a valued and essential part of Australia’s health system providing care to Australians when they need it.

I value private hospitals because...

What people are saying

  • Tess, Sydney (travel from Sydney for the best treatment)
    Being a 27 yr old female with a debilitating very painful chronic back pain since age 11, I have has five spinal surgeries. I am able to be treated at Pindara Private Hospital Gold Coast in the dedicated neurological ward where all nurses are specifically trained. I have attended public hospitals and unfortunately have been accused as being a drug seeker due to them not understanding my complicated medical history. I feel very blessed to have the amazing treatment in ward 2C, the staff are great not only the nurses but the cleaners who chat and clear you up, the volunteers and wards people and food delivery. I don't know what I would do without Pindara. Thank You so much.
  • Kathy, Hornsby
    Mt Wilga is a fantastic private hospital @ Hornsby. My uncle had a rehab program which helped him to improve his balance and mobility, manage his oedema and return safely to home. He is 95 and could not have managed going home on his own. The Mt Wilga team were fantastic in helping him achieve this.
  • Anonymous
    As a patient, private hospitals have given me the ability to choose the doctors I needed to put me in the best possible position to live, a freedom which I have needed to call upon several times to date during my life. There is nothing like the peace of mind you get knowing you have done all you can to put yourself in the best position to live prior to having a complex operation and going through extensive after care. The doctors whom have treated me have given me the opportunity to become the person I am today. I am forever greatful and do my best to 'pass it on'. A BIG thank you to all the staff at the various Ramsay Health Care hospitals who have looked after me throught the years with great care and respect, in a way that allowed me to keep my dignity in circumstances where it would have been easy for dignity to be forfeited. Carol Heath.
  • Denise Mooroopna
    I value The Melbourne Clinic because it has always provided me with outstanding doctors and staff. I have been coming usually at once a year for 12 years and I am always impressed with the high quality of care received each time. The Melbourne Clinic provided me a wide range of therapy programs to help me get well. The support staff are froendly and assist you where they are able. Thank you The Melbourne Clinic.
  • Kane
    I highly recommend Wesley Mission Private in Kogarah. Staff are great, caring and understanding. I was made to feel welcome and at home. Thanks guys.
  • Emma
    Words cannot express my gratitude for the way the staff at North West Private Hospital took care of my Mum while she underwent a mastectomy. All staff were friendly, helpful, efficient, and compassionate, during a very stressful time. In particular breast care nurse Jodie, and surgeon Dr Melinda Cook, who put my mum at ease throughout the whole process, and treated us like family.
  • John Saltmarsh
    I took my wife to the emergency waiting room at our public hospital. And we waited seven hours to see a doctor.It was not the fault of any medical staff,they did thair best with the few staff that was available.Now I know, I can call our private hospital ,make an appointment, and see a doctor without the agonising wait with a sick wife on my shoulder.
  • Maureen Hume
    I went from not being able to stand up because of a broken fibula and being unable to bare weight for 6months when I arrived at our wonderful Dudley private hospital in Orange,after tender loving pushing in rehab with our wonderful Physios being watched carefully as I have a rare muscle disease Inclusion Body Myositis which did not like being out of action for 6weeks. I was given bed exercises until I could stand and then actually take a few steps at a time then put to bed to sleep when awake back into gym and more work but all supervised to suit me.After just three weeks and a lot of hard work from Physios and nurses I walked out front door with My walker and a johnnybelt and Mark the main physio ready to grab me if I stumbled.A great effort .My stay was as usual excellent with nursing Physios OT Chefs,kitchen staff and cleaners doing a wonderful caring job.I go back there 2times a week to keep up my progress for gym rehab classes taken by Caz,who watches us all carefully too.I don't know what I would do without this facility to cope with my ever debilitating disease as they all know me so well from my regular rehab live in for at least once a year for 3weeks and twice this year already, great people and hospital.
  • Tania L
    Private hospitals can give you that personal care. Your a person, not just a bed number. Even all the staff, from the kitchen staff, gardeners, cleaners, nurses, doctors and the staff in between always are smiling and will have a chat. The service is more personal. Makes my stay more pleasant even if my procedures aren't. Keep up the great work, and private hospitals should be recognised more often.
  • Bronwyn Millard
    My mother age 78 is in Lake Macquarie Private Hospital Newcastle where she had Open Heart Surgery and expecting to stay in ICU for about four days but unfortunately it took her a while to wake up and come through it all, thinking we were heading in the right direction she then had infection through her pic line so we ended up spending about 2 1/2 weeks in ICU and I would like to thank all the nurses and doctors in ICU for their care and kindness they have shown my mum and I. We are finally up in a ward now and so far they have all been great towards mum as she is very weak and unable to feed herself yet so she is needing a bit more care then the usual patient which does not seem to be a problem for the nurses. We have a very long hard road ahead of us and not sure how long we will be at Lake Macquarie Private before heading to Hunter Valley Private for rehab so I would just like to thank everyone so far that has been involved with mum through out her operation and recovery period it's been very much appreciated.

© Copyright Australian Private Hospitals