Hi just wondering if you were on the Plan B vhi, then how much would it cost going to Mount Carmel?
When i had my first DS i went to Mount Carmel back in 1999. I was on my mam and dads plan but sure what one it was though.
I think the total cost was about £3000 - i had to have an emergency c section, DS spent a night in the Special Care Unit and was kept in for a week.
Maybe call Mount Carmel and she what the fees are like.
I called Mount Carmel last week to get an idea of costs. (see below) If you call them with your vhi details they will tell you how much is covered. We have vhi family plan plus this plan contributes €3250 to the overall cost. The figures below are gross and MC deduct your vhi contribution and you pay the rest. Give the accounts dept a call they were really helpful when i spoke to them.
Hopefully this will work - the firs fig is for vhi/viva patients, second fig if you have no health insurance.
MATERNITY PRICE LIST 2007
(Normal Delivery only)
VHI and VIVAS Patients Non-VHI Patients
One Night Package Price
Private €3,766 €4,126
Semi-Private €3,541 €3,901
Two Night Package Price
Private €4,316 €4,676
Semi-Private €3,941 €4,301
Three Night Package Price
Private €4,866 €5,226
Semi-Private €4,341 €4,701
The above Packages Include:
: Delivery Fee (use of Delivery Unit)
: Fee towards Paediatrician and Anaesthetist On-Call Service
: Baby Care
: Epidural Apparatus
: Pharmacy Charges
: Physiotherapy Charges
: Laboratory Tests
The above Packages Exclude:
: Blood Products
: Special Care Baby Unit. (Use of SCBU is an additional €200 per night).
Charges for Fourth and Subsequent Nights
Private Room (per night) €525
Semi Private Room (per night) €405
Baby Care €160
Special Care Baby Unit (per night) €360
PLEASE NOTE ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Note 1 Tax Relief is available on Routine Maternity Expenses.
Note 2 A Maternity Benefit is available from most Insurers. Patients are
advised to check their Benefit entitlement with their insurers before admission.
Note 3 A Booking Deposit is required in all cases twelve weeks before expected delivery date.
Note 4 For C-Section prices please contact the Accounts Department. Ph:4063420/21