You are here

Public versus Private – how do they compare?

A. Dr Kenny Low operates at St Vincent's Private Hospital, John Flynn Private Hospital, Ballina Day Surgery, Lismore Base Hospital, Ballina District Hospital and Casino Memorial Hospital. Dr Low is committed to providing excellent care to both insured and non-insured patients. Admission as a Private patient entitles you to the option of choosing your preferred treating doctor regardless of whether you are treated in a Public or a Private hospital.

Should you elect to be admitted as a public patient in a Public hospital, you are not given the option of choosing your preferred doctor and your operation may be performed by a Registrar or Fellow training in this field of expertise.

As a private patient at North Coast Urology your operation date is discussed and arranged in consultation with you. As a public patient you will be advised of your procedure date through the associated public hospital.

Admission as a private patient can incur expenses in addition to those rebated by Medicare or your health fund.