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Admission to hospital

On arrival, visit the Admissions desk located on ground floor of the Ned Hanlon Building near the main entrance. All hospital admissions are registered here with the exception of Emergency, Cancer Care, Mental Health and Maternity.

Admissions
Located: Ground floor, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8298

Cancer Care
Located: Level 4, Joyce Tweddell Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7751

Maternity admissions (Birth Centre and Birth Suite)
Located: Level 5, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8516 or (07) 3646 8317

Our admission team will assist you to complete your paperwork and check that your details are correct. To avoid your procedure being cancelled, make sure you have followed preparation instructions from your pre-admission appointment.

You will be directed to an area, depending on your procedure. If you are:

  • Coming in for surgery you will be transferred to the Surgical Day Care Unit, Women’s Theatres or Minor Procedures Unit.
  • Being admitted but not having surgery, you will be directed to your ward.

You must organise a support person to pick you up after your procedure.

What to bring

Each time you visit us

  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids

For a day procedure

  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold

Staying overnight or longer

  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

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Contact us

Admissions
Located: Ground floor, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8298

Cancer Care
Located: Level 4, Joyce Tweddell Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7751

Maternity admissions (Birth Centre and Birth Suite)
Located: Level 5, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8516 or (07) 3646 8317

Preparation for your procedure
Coming in for surgery
Parking & transport
Maps & directions