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Your admission to Mater Private Hospital Redland

Staff at Mater understand that coming to hospital can be an unsettling experience, therefore aim to provide exceptional care, from preadmission through to discharge.

Preparing for your admission

There are some important preadmission forms that need to be completed and returned to the hospital as soon as possible prior to your hospital admission.  These forms include:

  • Personal Details Form

  • Health Assessment Form

  • Medication Summary Form

These forms can be found in the Mater Private Hospital Redland Preadmission Guide which you should receive from your specialist. Once you have completed the forms, please return them to the hospital by:

  • reply paid envelope included with the Preadmission Guide

  • fax to 07 3163 7300

  • drop them off to the main hospital reception

Our admissions coordinator may telephone you prior to your admission date to clarify any questions we have about your medical history, answer your questions and provide you with details of the excess you may be required to pay on admission, depending on your health fund and level of cover.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your admission, please phone 07 3163 7444 and our friendly staff will assist you. 

What to bring to hospital

Please remember to bring the following with you to hospital:

  • All information from your specialist e.g. X-rays referrals, or scans relating to your current condition

  • Preadmission information guide

  • All current medications

  • Comfortable pyjamas and clothes if you don’t want to wear hospital gowns

  • Private health insurance details, Medicare card, Pension card, DVA card or other form of cover for your admissions as required

If applicable:

  • Health Benefits card, Safety Net card, Pharmacy Benefits card

  • a certified copy of your power of attorney or advance health directive.

Please do not bring any valuables with you to hospital, including jewellery or large amounts of cash. However there is a small security safe at each bedside if required.

What to do on the day of your admission

On your day of admission please check in with our friendly front desk staff at the time that has been advised in your Preadmission Guide. Please note the requested time is your admission time, this is not your operation or procedure time. You have been asked to arrive at this time to allow for any necessary preoperative requirements.

While waiting for your procedure you will be able to sit with a family member or friend but we request you limit this to one person. If you require a carer with you they are welcome to stay and accompany you as long as prior arrangements have been made. Please advise hospital staff before your admission.