Kensington Wing at C&W - Consultant you recommend?

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Postby sw11_ » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:12 pm

Hi all - i recently enquired about Mark Johnson's availability for my due date and was told he charges £20k (on top of the hospital fees of £6k+). This is more than i had expected to pay! Is this what all consultants tend to charge or are there some cheaper ones who are also good?! Thanks in advance...
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Postby LP73 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:42 pm

Are you having a VB or a CS? As you will know hospital costs vary due to which you have. Consultant costs differ by about £1k - £2k.

Which hospital are you going to use?
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Postby kjn » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:27 pm

Are you sure that's right? Don't choose anyone just on price but that doesn't sound right and a lot more than I paid in 2007(Portland), 2008 & 2012 (both C&W). Hospital fees sound right. Call Keith Duncan, he's excellent and he has a good team at the Chelsea Birth Clinic including a female Obs if you'd prefer and he does his own scans. Good luck!
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Postby LP73 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:33 pm

Hospital fee is 5k and consultant fee at C&W depending on who you use is 6-7.5k

There are extras that can creep in like extra stays, bloods, scans etc.

I second the above, Keith Dumcan is great and offers a good package. We used him and very impressed.
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Postby oab » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:45 am

sw11_ ,
are you sure this is right?
I've enquired about Mark Johnson not long ago (about 4 months ago i think) and it was approx 8k. I think the 20k figure is including hospital fees?
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Postby HDLondon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:51 pm

Hi - I've been under of Mark Johnson twice. He's fantastic and would highly recommend him. I had C-sections both times and the rough cost was £12-15k I recall (including Kensington Wing, Mark Johnson, anaesthetist, blood tests etc).
Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
I also saw Zoe Penn when Mark was on holiday and she was great also.
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Postby Mrs.AAA » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:42 pm

I second either Nick Wales or Mark Johnson. I was under Nick Wales (via NHS) and he scheduled my inducement date (difficult pregnancy) and Mark Johnson (on-call doctor at the time) handled my emergency C-Section. I ended up staying in the Kensington Wing for one week to recover and luckily my insurance (AXA) covered all costs. Mr. Johnson (a.k.a his PA) faxed over the recommendation of a week stay in KW and AXA approved it. Both specialists were fantastic and I can honestly say that my recovery from the C-Section has been incredibly fast -which I lay at the feet of Mark Johnson for the way he monitored me ... my incision/scar is going away and no infection at all! His knowledge and bedside manner very reassuring. Nick Wales was funny and straight forward. He was away on holiday when I was induced, but would have felt perfectly comfortable with him delivering my baby had he been able to.
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Postby bloom123 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 pm

Hi, I booked with Shane Duffy and he was fantastic, he did my scans in early pregnancy and answered all the questions I had. I had a very difficult first pregnancy and birth and my birth this time could not have gone better.
From what I hear he is the very experienced and helps with all the difficult deliveries even from other consultants and I felt reassured whatever happened he will would after me well and he did! :P
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Postby zozodarling2011 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:38 am

Nick Wales - nice and friendly, helpful
Keith Duncan - not very friendly at all but good at his job
I second Mina Savidou - she saved my life after huge complications post birth. She is LOVELY AND will be always indebted to her!
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Postby susyq » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:16 pm

Hi there,
I was happy with Roshni Patel at C&W. However I wasn't so impressed with the midwife team on the Kensington Wing. My first baby was delivered in Hong Kong so perhaps the private experience here is much different, but I felt there was very little consistency from the midwives and little communication- I had to keep going over the same issues to each midwife who came to the room. Very frustrating after a difficult birth.
Good luck with it all X
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Postby LP73 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:51 am

Hi Steph

Keith Duncan specialises in pregnancies with twins. I also would say whilst he's not the most talkative he is the best in the industry which counts.
If you decide to go with any of the others Keith would do all of your scans as he runs the woman's wellness centre and also The Kensington Wing.
He's always on time and available 24/7 (unlike a couple of others) all in all they are all very skilled so perhaps have a look at their CV's on the WWC website or C&W website.
Keith's 'package' also includes all scans and he does one a week the last couple of months which is fantastic.

Best of luck it's very exciting and definitely money very well spent x
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Postby s_veil26 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:41 am

After a traumatic first delivery I wasn’t taking anything to chance and booked in (after recommendations from a few friends) with Nick Wales. He was fab and didn’t entertain any of my (ridiculous) negative thoughts about what could go wrong having my second. It was a positive experience from start to finish. He is extremely personable, competent and the work he does for the NHS is incredible – this was an important factor for me as I did feel a bit disloyal going private! All in, including a c-section and a nights stay in hospital It cost us just over £21k. This sounds a lot and it is but it was the best investment we have ever made.
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Postby southfulhammum » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:22 pm

Vasso terzidou was absolutely amazing...
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Postby betsyboop » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi

I am slightly changing the topic, I hope you forgive me :)

but I was wondering if anyone has switched mid-pregnancy or even in the final weeks from the NHS to Private (perhaps for non medical reasons) ?

is it possible to do ?

thanks everyone.
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Postby Bibbity » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:57 pm

It's no problem at all, provided you can find someone with availability. I've done it twice - swtiching at around 36/37 weeks. if you look at their websites, you'll see most consultants offer a 'delivery only' or reduced weeks package.
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