Well, I think for you to make decision, I will suggest you do a hospital tour for both hospitals. Before the guided tour, I told hubby that I will most likely choose TMC
Sorry to add on. I told hubby I will most likely choose TMC but after the guided tour at both hospitals, I decided to choose Mt Alvernia. Thomson gave me a very cramped impression and when we were there, nurses only one or two was seen. I spotted an area near the delivery suite was upgrading and I asked when will the works be done as completion date was February but when we did the tour was March last year. I cannot imagine I am delivering and renovation works are going on so near the delivery suite. At Mt Alvernia on the same day, the corridors are more spacious, giving us a more comfy feeling, there are more nurses and the nurses are smiling, giving us a very warm feeling. That melted our hearts to choose Mt Alvernia. We did not regret, the nurses are very prompt and friendly, their childbirth education classes are cheaper too. I will go back to Mt Alvernia when I deliver my 2nd child.
I visited Mt. Alvernia for their maternity tour. It is a nice environment with nice and patient nurses. But as they are currently under-going renovation, the parking area are limited and the rooms too. So there are situation where mummy after giving birth need to wait awhile before allocated a room. For TMC, a few of my frenz gave birth there. They find it abit more commerical nowadays but in terms of services, still alright. Ultimately, you will need to check with your gynae also to see where he/she will be doing the delivery of your baby as some gynae only stick to one hospital.
I chose Mt A too due to the good feedback on the nursing service and the lactation consultation service. Have you considered KKH? Any mummies have comments abt KKH? Planning for a baby. thanks!
I delivered both my sons @ Mount Alvernia and I'm very happy with their services so far. Reason for not choosing TMC is because first, my gynae does not deliver there and secondly, the road congestion scare me off. Imagine you are in labor and there's a traffic jam just outside the hospital, it just turns me off! Talking about Mt A, their nurses are very prompt in serving you and they are really professional enough. Pricing wise you can compare here: http://www.mtalvernia-hospital.org/Maternity-Packages.asp & http://www.thomsonmedical.com/maternity-packages/ You will need to check with your doctor on his fees as well and do the calculation yourself or you can get his/her receptionist to explain to you. More or less it should be quite accurate.
I delivered at KKH, happy and satisfied with the team, especially lactation consultation service
I delivered 1st son in TMC and 2nd son in mt. A. Food-wise, I prefer TMC. Maybe because I was always hungry after delivery. hahaha... but TMC serves breakfast earlier, then have morning tea break before lunch, followed by afternoon tea break and then dinner. If I'm not mistaken, there was also milo for supper. Mt. A serves breakfast rather late (around 9+), so no more morning tea break, then lunch, afternoon tea break and dinner. Delivery-wise it's about the same. But in TMC, right after delivery while waiting for my room to be ready, the delivery nurse was so nice and offered me if I want to have some sandwiches, which I accepted gladly. =) However, service-wise overall, apart from that delivery nurse in TMC, I feel that nurses at Mt. A are more caring and pay more attention to us, even though I stayed in 2-bedded room. When I delivered in TMC the nurses were OK. But when my sis-in-law delivered in TMC a year before my 2nd son, I felt that the nurses were not as friendly anymore, even though she stayed in the single room. Hence I decided to switch to Mt. A. Lactation consultant in mt. A are definitely much nicer, helpful and more informative. I had bad experience during my TMC stay, which upset me very much. I delivered on Saturday morning and was sent to bed at noon. By then the lactation consultants were no longer doing their ward visits. They also don't visit wards on Sunday. When I told the ward nurse that I wanted to have a consultant visit me on Monday morning before discharge, nobody came. So right after discharge (still on the same day!) I visited their lactation consultant office and told them that I've just been discharged and need to see them 'coz my breast was engorged. Not only that I had to pay (I thought it was free and still part of their service, coz I was just being discharged and they never visited me in the ward!), but the fee was also more expensive 'coz I walked in. The receptionist told me that if I were to call just 10-min before I walked in I would have been considered a booking-customer instead of walk-in. I felt so angry and fooled!! I had a chance to speak to the head lactation consultant of Mt. A in some seminars before I delivered my 2nd son. She seems more attentive. This is also another reason why I 'converted' to mt. A for my 2nd delivery. The bills are also slightly cheaper in Mt. A .... possibly due to 1 less tea break everyday? hahaha...
I had delivered Mine at mount alvernia too. Their service r good and food r delicious too. :) u can arrange for a hospital visit tour at Both hospital whereby they will bring u around. After that, u can decide to see which hospital u wanna opt for. :)
Delivered at Mt.A for my 1st bb. overall services is good.
My hubby did the research through forums and find mount A is most preferred and has better reviews than the rest. Both my kids are delivered at mt A. I would say the nurses there are really friendly and patient with you. The confinement food is not bad and they have quite a wide variety of choices. Tea break is provided too with pastries and drink, anytime you need, you can always ask for a hot drink or so. For my last delivery in september 2013, total bill is 4k plus for natural delivery, after medisave deduction, cash component is around 2.1k. The downside is that mt A is under reno, and there are limited carpark slots so may be inconvenient for visitors.
By the way, a friend of mine who had her delivery at TMC shared that she had a horrible experience with the nurses. Her breakfast was not served until she asked for it at 11am and the nurses were fierce and rather unfriendly. But again, it may be just her luck to have met such nurses though.for another friend of mine, TMC provides free upgrade of her ward from 4 bedder to 2 bedder as there is no more 4bedder wards available at that time.