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UniversitätsSpital Zürich Facilities for baby birth

Need to know about the experiences of giving birth in general ward in UniversitätsSpital Zürich. I have a general health insurance coverage.

1. How many beds will be there per room in general ward or if I want a private room how much they cost for the same?

2. How are the facilities and do they all speak English?
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Re: UniversitätsSpital Zürich Facilities for baby birth

I doubt you'd be able to upgrade your room if you only have the basic insurance, but I guess it depends on your health insurer provider. Ask them. General wards here at Fribourg's cantonal hospital are 6 beds, but I don't know if it's different in the maternity wards. Wouldn't think so though.

English, maybe, maybe not. Again only going by when I was in hospital here, but it varies a lot from just about able to communicate with my bad French and their little English to well spoken doctors and nurses. Might be better in Zurich as it has more foreigners to deal with.
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Re: UniversitätsSpital Zürich Facilities for baby birth

The unispital is over 1000 CHF per night to upgrade to private, which your insurance won't pay, and you only get it if there is space, your request won't be a priority.

I visited a friend and she only had 1 other person but the room was equipped for 3. It'll depend on how many women are on the ward, they won't put 4 to a room with 10 other rooms empty, they'll spread them out.
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Re: UniversitätsSpital Zürich Facilities for baby birth

Max 3 beds per room in the maternity ward. Most personnel speaks english. I decided to wait and see if my room mates would bother me and ask if it was possible to upgrade - it wasn't necessary and 3 of the 4 nights I was there I shared the room with only 1 new mom.
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