Preparing For Hospital

What do I need to bring to hospital?

For an overnight stay, please bring the following items:

Clothing

Loose fitting comfortable clothes
Night clothes such as pyjamas and dressing gown
Comfortable walking shoes or slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush and paste, soap, comb, deodorant, tissues, shampoo and shaving kit.

Medication

Personal Items

Glasses
Hearing aids
Walking aids (stick or frame)

Medical Details, Records and Identification

Medicare Card
Health Insurance details, if you have insurance
Health Care Card, if you are eligible for health care assistance
Veteran’s Affairs details, if applicable
Full/part pension number, if applicable
WorkCare or TAC information with employer details and claim number, if applicable
Referral letters
X-rays or test results
Pharmaceutical entitlement number
Telephone numbers of two family members or friends who can be contacted if necessary

Please Note:

  • Do not bring valuables, such as jewellery or large amounts of money
  • Do not wear makeup or nail polish
  • Remove all body piercings

Specific Instructions

Before you come to hospital you will have been given information, a time to arrive at the hospital and the details about how to get to the right location.

Make sure you have received instructions about what you need to do to prepare for an operation or procedure (including any limitations on eating, drinking and smoking before a procedure). It is also important to arrive on time for your appointment.

For enquiries call (03) 5832 2322.

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