Hospital Fees and Charges

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.

 

 

Maternity Fees and Charges

The following charges are from 1st January 2018. Should you choose to attend for semi-private or private care, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to ensure you are fully covered for your hospital stay in a semi-private room or private room. You will be liable for any outstanding costs not covered by your Health Insurance Company.

The main difference in cost between semi-private and private care are the Consultant Fees.

Consultant Fees

Semi-Private Consultants Fee: €900
Payable by patient; includes antenatal visits and ultrasound scans.

Private Consultants Fee: €3500 -  €5000
by arrangement with your chosen consultant

The following charges apply to both semi-private and private patients unless stated otherwise.

Accommodation Charges

Single Occupancy room per night:  €1000 (when available)
Multi-occupancy room per night: €813

Day Case: €407 (per day)

Medical Fees

Epidural Anaesthesia: €303
Normal Delivery:         €313
Caesarean Section:    €475
Covered by Insurance

Pathology: €125
Payable by patient after Booking Bloods taken. The balance for Pathology will be settled directly by the Health Insurance Provider after delivery.      

Ultrasound Scan (each): €110 - €140
Payable by private patients only

Your Baby

Babies requiring admission to the neonatal unit take the same patient category as their mother. For this claim to be covered in full, each baby needs to be included on the Mother's policy

Paediatrician – Inpatient check of your baby on the Postnatal Ward: €151  (covered by insurance)
Special Care Unit per night: €813

Further Information

General Patient Accounts queries:
Tel: (01)  637 3506 / (01) 637 3131 / (01) 637 3432 / (01) 637 3500

Semi- private patient queries:
Tel: (01) 637 3536 / (01) 637 3537 / (01) 637 3580

Private patient queries: please contact your chosen Consultant's secretary.

Gynaecology Fees and Charges

Should you choose to attend for private Gynaecology care, it is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to ensure you are fully covered for your hospital stay in a private room. There is no option to be a Semi-private Gynaecology patient.You will be liable for any outstanding costs not covered by your Health Insurance Company.

Consultant Fees

Each Consultant's private Gynaecology patient fee varies; please contact your chosen Consultant's secretary for information.

Accommodation Charges

Single Occupancy room per night:  €1000 (when available)
Multi-occupancy room per night: €813

Day Case: €407 (per day)

Gynaecology Government Levy:  €80
Note for Gynaecology Patients: All inpatient and day case gynaecology patients are liable for the statutory government levy which is currently €80 per day (up to a maximum of 10 days payment in any one year). Medical card holders do not have to pay this fee. For patients with private health insurance, the levy is included in the accommodation charges above.

Further Information

Patient Accounts: Tel (01)  637 3506 / (01) 637 3131 / (01) 637 3432 / (01) 637 3500