Dr Rahul Sen | Specialist care for birth and beyond | Sydney, Australia

Rooms : Edgecliff 02 9363 9474
Macquarie Street 02 9221 2600

Administration & Planning

Hospital Bookings

I deliver babies at both the Royal Hospital for Women and the Prince of Wales Private Hospital.  Both of these hospitals are on the same campus, accessed from Barker Street, Randwick.

To arrange a tour ring 9382 6541 for Royal Hospital for Women and 9650 4693 for Prince of Wales Private Hospital.

Emergencies

For any after-hours emergencies please call the delivery suite at your hospital:
Prince of Wales Private Hospital: 9650 4444 Royal Hospital for Women: 9382 6100

Practice Locations

Practice 1 is located at Suite 502, Level 5, Eastpoint Tower, 180 Ocean Street, Edgecliff, on the corner of New South Head Road.  There is free 2 hour parking at Eastpoint Food Fair Car Park on New McLean Street.  Drive down to level 2 and take the far lifts to level 5.  Or it is just a short walk from Edgecliff Station or from the shopping centre, up the stairs between the butcher and Coles.

Practice 2 is at Park House, 2nd Floor, 187 Macquarie Street in the city. It is just opposite Parliament House and a short walk from Martin Place station if you come by train, or 15 minutes from Circular Quay if you come by ferry.  There is casual paid parking available underground if you drive, but it is expensive. The entrance is on Macquarie Street, near the corner of Hunter Street.

Surgery Hours

Both my Edgecliff and Macquarie Street rooms are open on Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm for routine bookings and appointments, and from 9.00 am to 4.00pm on Fridays.

I consult in my Edgecliff rooms on Mondays, Thursdays and Friday mornings, and in my Macquarie Street rooms on Wednesdays.  I see women for new pregnancy bookings on Tuesday afternoons.

To book an appointment call Freecall 1800 980 964 or you can call my rooms directly on 02 9363 9474 (Edgecliff) or 02 9221 2600 (Macquarie Street).

After Hours and Holiday Cover

I am on call for you 24 hours a day during the week and I always strive to be present for the birth of your baby.  However, it is simply not possible to be on call all day every day of the year!  No obstetrician can give a 100% guarantee of being present at the birth, although last year I was present for over 96% of births.  I generally take two weekends or one long weekend off per month.  If I am away I arrange cover with another specialist obstetrician, either Dr Bobby Teoh, Dr Stephen Coogan or Dr Wendy Hawke, who will take excellent care of you.

I try to book holidays well in advance, so that I can notify you of any planned leave during your pregnancy.  I take 4 weeks annual leave each year, usually 2 weeks over Christmas/New Year and 2 weeks in June/July. I also take time to attend courses and conferences that keep me up-to-date with all the latest developments and evidence-based best practice.

Please note that I do not conduct consultations or discuss results by telephone.  I have at least one emergency slot available every day in case you need to be seen urgently, so please ring my rooms to make an appointment.

I understand that your partner and family members are concerned for your welfare and may want to talk to me, but I only discuss your condition or results with you.

If you experience constant, severe pain, bleeding, reduced fetal movements or signs of labour then please ring the delivery suite of the hospital at which you are booked.

Fees

It is a Government requirement that you receive informed financial consent.  You should have received a schedule of my fees and an acceptance form for you to sign and bring back.

When you are admitted to hospital most of your fees, including tests and medications, may be covered by your health fund, depending on what type of cover you have.  Please check these costs with your fund prior to booking into the hospital.  Please also check that your baby will be covered in the event of an admission to the neonatal nursery.

Australian health funds do not cover any costs incurred prior to admission to hospital, and do not provide any rebate for the planning and management fee.

Please let me know if you do not have full obstetric cover with an Australian private health insurer or if you are not covered by Medicare, as this will affect your schedule of fees.

Dr Rahul Sen