Preparing for hospital

Arrive at the time given to you by your doctor. Please note, arriving early does not necessarily mean you will be admitted earlier. Patient admissions are prioritised based on the surgeon’s operating list.

What to bring and what to leave at home

Prepare for your hospital stay with our handy list of what you will need for your hospital stay.

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Paying for your stay

You will need a credit card or means to pay for any out-of-pocket expenses.
We accept:

  • major credit cards (except Diners and American Express)
  • bank cheques
  • personal cheques will only be accepted up to the value of $500.

Please note: a surcharge of 1.5% will be applied to all credit card transactions
We will take an imprint of your credit card at admission to cover any incidentals or other items not covered by your private health fund. The imprint will be held securely until your account has been finalised.

Preparing yourself

Please shower on the day of your admission, before coming to hospital. Do not wear talcum powder, jewellery, perfumes or makeup.