Going into adulthood, I knew it was time to take the leap and try the wonderful device called the Cochlear Implant. But I would have not been able to afford to do it, if it wasn't for my Private Health Insurance.
My children and I suffer from a peripheral neurological disability which impairs the range of movement in our lower limbs. Due to the wasting of muscles in our legs, the most ordinary activity can result in the most severe of injuries. And when injuries like this occur, they need immediate treatment.
Our daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with middle ear deafness when she was three years old. Thankfully, the doctors were confident that with surgery Ava would gain at least 90% hearing in both ears. If it wasn’t for us having Private Health Cover, Ava would have waited up to three years to have the surgery to correct this.
For Kevin, the level of support he’s received with private health makes it cover he’ll never be without. When his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017, she went through two public hospitals before being placed in a private one. The emotional strain during this time was undoubtedly compounded by the financial pressures involved with the treatment.
When my daughter was born the doctors knew she was struggling to feed properly and that the reason was due to a cleft palate. Private Health Insurance gave us the peace of mind that we were going to be provided with that extra support, that we knew we would need.
Imelda chooses private health cover because of the flexibility, dependability and quality of service it offers
All of these factors were especially critical when her 15 month old child desperately needed his tonsils removed, as they were so large he was choking on his food. Covered by private health, Imelda was able to research and choose an experienced and specialised ENT surgeon that would perform the surgery, and have the operation carried out quickly to avoid the prolonged pain and discomfort to her little boy.
Having battled cancer for 15 years, Sherie has personally experienced just how much private health can assist in an otherwise tense situation, and was glad to have cover right at the start of her chemotherapy.
In a time already filled with so many unknowns, our hospital cover was never one of them and although we couldn't predict what happened, we knew we were going to be looked after.
At just 3 years old, Taryn’s son developed cataracts over both of his eyes, rendering him blind. Requiring two major surgeries and numerous hospital visits, Taryn was grateful to have private health cover to ensure waiting periods were short and that she was given the freedom to choose the best surgeon available.
When told her 8 year old daughter had juvenile arthritis, Nicole could never have predicted the extent to which her private cover could assist, but knew there was no way she would ever be without it.