Hi all, I am due to have my first baby in August and am totally undecided whether to book in to a private hospital at huge cost ( not insured) or take my chances in the public system. I am 49 in good health but was advised by my fertility doctor to have a caesar cos of my age. I live in a small rural town called Gympie which is an hour North of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. THere is a 14 bed maternity section in my little local hospital in Gympie. They do NOT have a special care nursery so any probs w bub means chopper or road ambulance to the nearest regional hospital which is Nambour General Hosp. NGH has a level two nursery so any bad probs mean chopper or road to Brissie. Can someone tell me what "shared care" means? Thanks Lisa