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.
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
The Practice 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.
I consult in my Edgecliff rooms for full days on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
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.
Dr Rahul Sen ~ Being at the Birth. Dr Rahul Sen explains how committed he is to being at the birth of your baby – from travelling by ferry in the moonlight to driving from the Blue Mountains in the middle of the night to reach the birth on time. Dr Sen also highlights the specialist team of obstetricians he works with who are on-call for you when Dr Sen can’t be.
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.
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