North West Regional Hospital
The following outpatient services are provided by the North West Regional Hospital:
- Department of Emergency Medicine
- Diabetes Education
- Genetic Counselling
- Orthotic and Prosthetics
- Pre-Admission Clinic
- Social Work
- Speech Pathology
- Stomal Therapy
Click here to view the floor plan of the hospital
Admissions to hospital which are planned in advance need to be arranged in consultation with a General Practitioner or Specialist. More information about the admission process is provided to patients on referral.
When patients are admitted to hospital they are requested to bring their Medicare Card with them. They may choose to be admitted as a public patient or as a private patient.
Public patients are not charged for medical or hospital services; however, a doctor nominated by the hospital treats them. Public patients will need to meet charges relating to outpatient pharmaceuticals, telephone use and television hire.
Private patients are either insured by a health fund or pay the costs associated with their hospital treatment. Private patients are treated by the doctor of their choice.
Compensable patients have entitlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Motor Accidents Insurance Board or Workers Compensation. Hospital fees are met by these organisations.
Interstate Visitors can expect the same entitlements and charges as Tasmanian residents.
Overseas Visitors - Australia has reciprocal health agreements with a small number of countries to provide care for overseas visitors from these countries free of charge. However, where these agreements are not in place, patients will be charged the full cost of their health care.