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Women and Newborn Health Service



King Edward Memorial Hospital

KEMH Private Patient Incentive

All patients receive top level health care and the same services regardless if they are a public or private patient. However, the extra benefits of choosing your consultant and the free incentives are only available to private patients.


You can contact the Private Patient Liaison Office on:

Phone (08) 6458 1066, (08) 6458 1416
Fax (08) 9381 7802

7.30 am to 3.30 pm
Monday to Friday
(except public holidays)



A specialist doctor:
  • As a private patient you are treated by a consultant who is an experienced specialist doctor. In normal circumstances if you require an anaesthetic it will be administered by a specialist anaesthetist.
The hospital:
  • By using your private health insurance, the money received assists the hospital to buy additional equipment, maintain facilities and continue to provide a superior service.
Private patient incentives:
  • TV rental
  • Newspapers
  • Phonecalls
  • Visitor meals

In addition, all private inpatients receive a toiletries gift pack on admission (includes tissues, conditioning shampoo, shower cap, vanity set, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste).

Private rooms
  • As a private patient, you may request a single room (if you have appropriate private health coverage). However access cannot be guaranteed as a priority is given to patients with medically special needs.


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