Mums rate John Flynn best for private maternity care
May 03, 2011
John Flynn Private Hospital has been rated in the top three private maternity hospitals in the country by Medibank Private members in a national survey into maternity hospital experiences.
The Medibank Private Maternity Experience Index evaluated the experiences of over 2000 patients who have recently given birth in private hospitals across Australia allowing parents to rate hospital performance, environment, staff and support throughout the pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
John Flynn Private Hospital ranked third behind Sunshine Coast Private Hospital also in Queensland and Cabrini Hospital in Victoria.
Ramsay's Glengarry Private Hospital in Perth was ranked in the top 3 hospitals in Western Australia.
John Flynn CEO Greg Jenke said the accolade was excellent recognition for the maternity team and obstetricians at the hospital.
"We are really thrilled at this achievement and it is great for our staff and doctors to receive this feedback independently and in the lead up to Mother's Day," Mr Jenke said.
"John Flynn Private Hospital delivers over 800 babies per year and was the first accredited "baby friendly" hospital on the Gold Coast ensuring the best possible support is provided for parents to give babies the best start in life. We have a terrific maternity team, who work very hard to ensure our patients have an excellent experience and they really deserve this accolade."
Conducted as part of Medibank Private's annual Hospital Experience Survey, this is the first year that the fund has released details specific to maternity services.
The survey results were released also in time for International Midwives Day celebrated on 5 May, where the John Flynn maternity team and babies were celebrating in baby-friendly style.