When booked for a procedure or treatment your surgeon may refer you to our Pre-admission Clinic. Here you will be provided with information about your procedure or treatment and hospital stay. A relative or friend may accompany you if you wish.
Make an appointment
Once your stay is confirmed, if required, you should contact our Pre-admission Clinic for an appointment.
What happens at the Pre-admission Clinic?
A pre-admission nurse will go through your health questionnaire and answer any questions about your admission. This is a good time to discuss issues such as your current medication or any dietary requirements. You should advise the nurse about any pre-existing conditions or risk factors and express any concerns about your care after discharge. The nurse can refer you to our discharge planning and/or social work team.
What to bring to your appointment
- The following should be brought to your pre-admission appointment:
- The completed health questionnaire and pre-admission details, unless previously provided.
- Any doctors’ letters related to your condition.
- Scans and x-rays related to your condition.
- A list of your current medications from either your general practitioner or pharmacy.
- Details of your health insurance fund.
- All entitlement cards e.g. Medicare, Safety Net, Veterans’ Affairs, Pensioner Health Card or Health Benefit Card.
- Your credit card.
- Details of any community benefits you currently receive.
- Contact details for your general practitioner.
Unable to arrange an appointment?
Should you be unable to arrange an appointment at the Pre-admission Clinic prior to your admission a nurse from the Pre-admission Clinic will contact you to discuss and review your health status and ensure you have the necessary information about your hospital stay.