Experience at Holy Child Hospital
I decided to write about my experience at Holy Child Hospital, I believe this information is helpful to any future Patients of this Hospital.
Holy Child is located at the centre of Dumaguete City, I decided to go there because of it's location, it was much easier for my wife to go there, than for example Siliman or Provincial Hospital.
I caught an Urinary Tract Infection probably because of impure Drinking water, I treated myself at first with Amoxicilin but after four days it became severe and I admitted myself at the Emergency Room at about 8pm.
I was taken care of immediately and asked all the relevant questions and then my address details were taken down, after that they hooked me up to the famous “Dextrose”.
I was admitted to a Private Room with Bathroom/Toilet, TV and Aircon, quite large, facing the street and a bit noisy but tolerable, this was in the older part, one can have a room in the new section in the centre for the same price but non was available, for 1250PhP a day, this included three meals as much as I can see from the bill.
Because I was already admitted and had a long history of Digestive problems, I then decided to have at the same time an “Colonoscopy” and an “Endoscopy” for a total of 7200PhP for the procedures and 9500PhP for professional fees.
I was admitted for 3 days and had to pay a total of 22'162PhP with everything included, also some drugs and materials, exempt my medication to treat my infection and the problems they found in my stomach and colon.
Some of the drugs and materials have to be bought outside in the diverse Drug Stores, so one needs to have somebody to do that, some of the procedures can not be performed if one can not find the items needed, I was most of the time alone in the room, what I am comfortable with but I got some remarks about this not being conform with Filipino custom were a relative will be present at all times.
The overall experience was a good one, the staff was very friendly and helpful and I would go back any time if needed, I did not have to make a down payment but that was maybe because I look so wealthy! and was in company of another Foreigner when admitted.