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Your admission to Mater Private Hospital Springfield

Your specialist doctor will organise your admission with the hospital and one of our preadmission team will contact you to discuss your upcoming hospital stay. You should expect to be contacted approximately 48 to 72 hours before your planned admission by one of our hospital administration team who will confirm your personal details and provide you with an estimate of any excess or hospital expenses not covered by your private health insurance. Additionally, one of our preadmission team will contact you to talk about your procedure and complete a nursing assessment and health history interview. This allows you to ask any questions about your upcoming hospital stay and for our staff to ensure we have all relevant details required.

Before you come to hospital it is important that you discuss the consent process for your procedure with your specialist doctor. You and your specialist doctor are required to complete the hospital consent form which is provided at the back of this booklet. Your specialist doctor’s office will return the signed form to the hospital before your admission date.

What to bring to hospital

To help make your stay is as pleasant as possible it is important that you bring the following items with you on your day of admission:

  • All information from your doctor including letters and requests.
  • All your current medications in their original packet and any current prescriptions you have.
  • You will need to discuss all your current medications, including over the counter medications with your specialist doctor so they can determine if you need to stop taking them before your hospital admission.
  • All x-rays and scans relating to your current medical condition.
  • Private health insurance details, Medicare card, Pension card, DVA card, Safety Net card, Pensioner card, authority to admit from WorkCover, pharmacy card, health benefits card.
  • Your credit card or other method of payment.
  • A certified copy of your power of attorney or advanced health directive if you have one.
  • Comfortable clothing that is not too long or loose. If you are staying overnight also bring sleepwear, dressing gown and toiletries.
  • Any personal items you normally use, such as reading glasses, glasses, walking aids, hearing aids.
  • Comfortable, low-heeled and non-slip shoes that fit you well.
  • If you use a CPAP machine please bring this with you, along with any medical documents relating to your Sleep Apnoea or CPAP machine. This is still necessary even if you are not staying overnight in hospital.
  • A small amount of money for incidentals.
  • Electronic devices such as mobile phone or other smart device to link with your room controls.

On arrival

Please check in with our friendly front reception staff in the main foyer on level 2 of the hospital. When you check in staff will confirm your details, assist you to complete any required paperwork and direct you to the appropriate patient care area.