Hi ladies, when I had my daighter I stayed in a ward, since that`s all ohip will pay for & my hospital doesn`t have all private rooms, you have to pay for private or semi private. I can`t remember how much they told me it costs & I can`t find it anywhere on google, so I`m wondering if anyone knows? I`m thinking of putting money aside every month for a private room, since my roomate in the ward last time was AWFUL. I mean AWFUL. She smelled terrible she always left the bathroom so gross that I used the family washroom down the hall. She never attended to her crying baby whereas I would walk Emma down the hall when she was really wailing. She was loud & rude to her husband. Just not respectful. I had been in labour for 36 hours I needed what little sleep I could get but not so much with her in the room. Anyway, thinking it might be good to get a private room. Point being, does anyone know the cost?
There’s a hospital about an hour from here that I wish I could labour in. The labour room is your room for your length of stay & every room is a private room. My hosp has 1 private room I think 2 wards & 2 semi privates. I hope it’s not as expensive as I think it is.
At my hospital private was $150 a day and semi was $110. I stayed in the ward too and had an awful roomate. All she did was whine and complain that the nurses weren’t helping her enough. Next time I’m not gonna cheap out on a room, though it is pretty expensive, especially if they make you stay for any length of time!
Thanks ladies. I think my hospital is close to $400 (so says my sister in law) we only have 1 private room at our hospital which may be why its so expensive. DH is self employed & I’m staying home so no insurance for us. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to hope no one goes into labour when I do LOL
I am from Newfoundland and the cost of a private hospital room is $100/night over and above what MCP (Newfoundland’s version of OHIP) pays the hospital for your stay in a ward. I’m guessing that each hospital is different, so like the ladies below said, the best thing to do would be to give the place you are planning to deliver at a call. I also wanted to mention that if you or your partner has private insurance through work, it often will pay a certain amount per night towards a private room. I was hospitalized for a non-pregnancy related issue this summer and didn’t even think of checking into what private insurance would pay until a nurse mentioned it to me (I’m so used to using the private insurance for things like physiotherapy and vision care, it didn’t even occur to me they would also pay for a private). Good luck!
In St. Catharines For me it was 275$ Per Day.. i stayed for 5 days with a c-section so it added up Alot for me! 🙁
I think Ill be staying in the ward this time around.. hopefully i wont have to stay long!!! Ill be sure to bring a nose plug and ear plugs ha .. i really wish i could do private, i defiantly recommend it, it was really nice 🙂
Where in ontario are you from? I’m in Cambridge and had my 3 babies in Kitchener and this one I’ll be having at Cambridge memorial. Now for my other 3 babies I signed what ohip pays for which is a non private room. However…everytime I went to give birth to them I was in a room alone!!! Not even another bed! But I’ll be delivering at Cambridge memorial this time so I don’t know if it’s different and I’ll freak out if I have to share a room!!