For Patients: Preparing for your Admission

Preparing for your Admission

Your doctor will provide you with the necessary forms for admission. He/ she will complete the Admission/Referral and Consent form with you and you will be required to complete the Patient Admission Details and Patient Health History forms. It may be faster and easier for you to fill in your forms online. By completing your admission forms online, some of this information will be retained for future admissions and will only require updating.

Please ensure all 3 forms are forwarded to the Hospital promptly in order to confirm your admission.

In order to ensure your admission is streamlined, we request that you complete the hospital admission forms prior to your admission date. To assist you with this process, it is advisable you have the following information at hand:

  • Personal/Next of Kin details.

  • Medicare Care.

  • Funding details (e.g., DVA, Private health insurance, workcover or self funding).

  • Benefit details (e.g., pharmacy benefit card or pension card).

  • Item numbers, if these were quoted by doctors' rooms.

  • Information your doctor supplied to you regarding implantable medical devices (e.g., prosthetic and disposables) – if applicable.

  • Medication information.

If you have private health cover, we recommend you contact your health fund prior to admission to check for any excess or waiting periods. We know that health and billing charges can be difficult to understand and we are happy to assist you in any way we can, however we also advise that you seek clarification from your Doctor and health fund.

Forms can be returned to the Hospital in one of the following ways:

a. Post to

Admissions
Figtree Private Hospital
PO Box 14
Figtree NSW 2525

b. Fax to (02) 4255 5052

c. Hand deliver to Hospital Reception at 1 Suttor Place Figtree

If you have any queries regarding the process, your admission costs or health insurance status, please phone the Booking Office (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on (02) 4255 5053 or (02) 4255 5227 or email BookingOffice.FIG@ramsayhealth.com.au

If you have any queries regarding the Patient Health History form, please phone the Pre Admission Nurse (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on (02) 4255 5102.

Nursing Pre-admission Information

You may be contacted by telephone prior to your day of admission by our Pre-Admission Nurse. If you are contacted:

  • Your medical history will be reviewed with you and admission and discharge details discussed.

  • Please take this opportunity to discuss any concerns regarding your admission, including any physical or mental disability which may need to be considered in making your stay more comfortable.

Your Doctor will notify the hospital of the date of your procedure/ operation and inform you of your day of admission. Your Doctor will also explain your procedure or operation.

GP-led Pre-Admission Clinic

Depending on the type of surgery you are having or whether your doctor has requested it, you may be asked to attend the General Practitioner – led (GP) Pre-Admission Clinic. The clinic has been established to:

  • Confirm your details, including date and proposed time of your admission.

  • Ensure paperwork is complete and ready for your admission.

  • Arrange any tests that may be required prior to your procedure.

  • To provide information and answer questions regarding preparing for your procedure and your expectations relating to your stay, discharge and post discharge care.

Please bring the following to your interview:

  • Admission forms: Completed by your Doctor – Admission Referral Form (includes consent). Completed by you(unless you have already done so online) – Patient Admission Details and Patient Health History.

  • Medicare card, private health fund details and card, Department of Veterans Affairs card, pension/concession card, pharmaceutical entitlement card and Safety Net number.

  • Any other information/ requests for tests your Doctor has given you.

  • A list from your Doctor of your current medications, their strength and dosages.

  • A list of previously operations/ anaesthetics including Day Surgery and colonoscopy procedures.

  • Any relevant information from your General Practitioner.

Alternatively, when you book in to the Hospital, you will be asked what is the most suitable day that the Pre-Admission Clinic staff can telephone you to attend an over the phone pre-admission interview. The pre-admission interviews are conducted between the hours of 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday. In some circumstances it may be preferable that you are seen by the Pre-Admission Clinic staff at the same time you come into Hospital to deliver the necessary paperwork.

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