If you choose to be a private or semi-private patient, you are liable for all costs associated with your care at The National Maternity Hospital. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee that you will be offered a single room or smaller ward during your stay.
Accommodation rates increase annually on 1st January and there is also a possible annual increase in medical fees on the 1st July. The price charged will be applicable to the rate at time of admission. In addition, anesthetic, pathology and radiology consultant fees will be payable where applicable.
Please check with your Health Insurance Company to ensure you are covered for all costs incurred during your stay, as you yourself will be invoiced for any shortfall in your health insurance. All patients should bring their medical card or private health insurance details when being admitted to hospital.
The National Maternity Hospital operates a direct payment system with the following Insurance Companies: VHI, Laya, Irish Life, Garda Medical Aid, ESB Medical Provident Scheme,
Prison Officers Medical Aid. Otherwise, payment of all bills is due in full on discharge from the hospital.
This section discusses fees and charges; you can find detailed information on Maternity Care Options here.