For Patients: Your Admission Process
Your Admission Process
Before your admission
Once we have received your Consent for Treatment form, our Pre-admission nurse will either contact or ask you to attend to discuss your procedure and expectations relating to discharge and post discharge care. A hospital representative will also call to confirm our admission date, time and fasting details prior to your admission.
If you are having sedation or a general anaesthetic, you are required to have a responsible carer to collect you and organise to look after you for the first 24 hours after your operation.
Patients who have private health fund cover
If you are with a private health fund, please call them to confirm your level of cover and to see if there is an excess or co-payment payable on your policy for your admission.
Our Health Fund Officer will also do a Health Fund Check to ensure that you are covered for your upcoming procedure and we will confirm any amounts payable. If you have any monies payable to the Day surgery we will call and let you know prior to your admission.
Patients who are eligible veterans & war widows / widowers
We have a special contractual arrangement with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide services to eligible veterans and war widows / widowers (ie Gold Card and eligible White Card holders).
Patients who are self funding
If you are a self funding patient we will provide you with a Patient Estimate of Expenses / Financial Consent form with details in relation to accommodation, theatre, prosthesis & disposable costs relevant to your procedure. A hospital representative will call you and let you know the cost of this estimate prior to your admission. Please note that this is an estimate only and there may be some additional costs that we are not aware of prior to your admission.