Coming to Hospital - Patient Information

What to bring with you

If your visit to the hospital requires you to stay overnight, you may find it helpful to bring the following:

  • Full details of your health insurance cover, including your Health Insurance Book and Medicare Card, your Repatriation File Number if you are eligible for Repatriation treatment
  • All current medications and X-rays
  • Dressing gown, pyjamas, nightgown
  • Slippers
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Brush, comb
  • Tissues
  • Shaving equipment
  • Small amount of coins for phone calls
  • Newspapers
  • Writing paper, envelopes, stamps, reading material

Valuables

Please do not bring valuables such as jewellery, rings or money with you. The Hospital does not accept responsibility for any items lost during your stay.

Medications

If you are currently taking medications please bring them with you. It is best if you bring these in their original containers. Please include any medications you have taken recently and any you have obtained without a doctor's prescription (from a pharmacy, Herbalist etc).

X-Rays

Please bring any X-Rays that are relevant to your hospital stay with you.

Allergies

Please inform medical and nursing staff of any allergies you may have to medication or foods as soon as possible. If you have an allergy, you will be issued with a special identification band and alerts will be placed in your medical record.

Dentures

Dentures can easily be lost if wrapped and left in your pocket or in the bedside cabinet. Please ask staff for a container which will be labelled for you.

Hearing Aids

Please advise staff if you wear a hearing aid so all staff involved in your care can be made aware.