Kensington Wing at C&W - Consultant you recommend?

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Steph2014
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Postby Steph2014 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:56 pm

Abbmum- quick question - do you book in privately? Please could I ask you what the rough cost of the care was, including the planned section? Thanks v much
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Postby zozodarling2011 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:42 pm

Nick Wales nice manner and helpful.

Keith Duncan - actually operated on me but not that warm a personality that is for sure.

Echo Ms Savvidou AS AMAZING - she saved my life postnatally and came to visit me several times even though I wasn't her direct patient!

My health insurance covered KW, it IS GREAT!
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Postby Abbmun » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:21 pm

Yes I was on the kensington wing, full cost almost 15k I think for consultant, anaesthetist, hospital fees and scans. It's a few cheaper for a natural delivery.
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Postby Steph2014 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:47 pm

Thanks so much Abbmum, much appreciated
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Postby Ali » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:50 pm

Just wanted to add that is important to call and make an appointment to see your preferred doctor privately ASAP. As somebody else said each doctor takes a a limited number of delivery per months. For example for delivery date in September 5 patients, October 6 patients etc.. Once these numbers fill up they do not accept new patients no matter who you are. As on call is very stressful and quite "full on" for the doctor they cannot do more than a certain number of deliveries per months

So make a list with with preferences from 1 to 6 then call around. Most times the secretary will ask you when is your due date over the phone and advise there is no point coming to see the doctor as he/she is fully booked for that month. Female doctors booked out first.

Good luck. Definitely use your insurance and go privately if you can afford it.
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Postby GemsyHP » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:00 pm

I am due on the 15th December and am booked in with Nick Wales. I have had PCOS and he has looked after me since 2006 - I find him very easy as does my husband - he is very straight talking and you feel you can ask questions. We have had Keith for the scans as well - I think he is very shy.
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Postby NYE31 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Another vote for the KW at C & W and also for Nick Wales, the midwives are also v.helpful in there.

Good luck :)
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Postby sophiethea » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:07 pm

I had Mark Johnson and I simply cannot rate him highly enough. The whole thing sans insurance is pretty wildly expensive but it was worth every penny. I felt utterly safe under his care and it is so worth it having a doctor you know when you are in the throes of labour and all the stress it entails. I was in labour for the best part of 36 hours and I can honestly say that Mark was around for all of it. God know when he slept! If you can get him (which can be very tricky as he is super popular) go for him!
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Postby Daisy cat » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Agree with Sophie, Mark Johnson is amazing! Had my first with zoe penn and was so disappointed when she retired so booked Mark for no.2. And actually preferred him to zoe. You might be too late to book him though, I booked the day the second line appeared :shock:
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Postby sw11_ » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi - just wanted to add to this. Can anyone share any experience of Charlotte Deans please? Would be very helpful. Thanks
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Postby mamaccs » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:11 am

I loved Vasso Terzidou MD MRCOG PhD
she is one of the best
Mark and Keith are also nice
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Postby sw11_ » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:52 am

Thanks. Does anyone else have any experience they can share? I guess they will all be good?!
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Postby ramdays » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:50 am

We were looked after by Roshni Patel for our first baby whom was born in April.
She was amazing and we've already asked her to save us a spot for our second baby (whenever that may be)!
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Postby LP73 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:16 pm

I am under Keith Duncan and have found his knowledge to be excellent.
I wouldn't say he is cold as such, perhaps a little shy but at the end of the day his medical knowledge is second to none which is what one needs.
He specialises in twins, older mums and does both normal births and c sections.
There is always someone on the end of the phone 24/7. I am suffering from very bad morning sickness which is all day and although to some people minor it's been horrific and I've not been made to feel like I am wasting anyone's time.
Mr Duncan also does all of the scans. No question has been too small and he's spent time answering everything.
His PA Laura is a delight to deal with too.
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Postby kjn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:02 am

I'm presuming based on the date of your post you made a decision - who did you go with?
I thoroughly recommend Keith Duncan, I had 3 children (all emergency c-section) under his care. They work in teams and nick wales and Keith work together, so if you book in with Keith and he isn't available when you go into labour (very unusual) you know you're still in safe hands! Nick's lovely too but you build up a relationship with Keith as he does your scans as well.
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