How to Refer and Admit a Patient
We accept the following patients for admission:
Any patients with private hospital insurance cover
Self insured patients
An estimate quote will be sent out to patients prior to admission wherever possible
Workers compensation / third party
Persons claiming workers compensation or third party damages can be admitted once approval has been obtained from their insurance company
Persons from overseas can be admitted once approval has been obtained from their insurance company
Veterans Affairs patients
Veterans and War Widows can be admitted to the hospital
The process for referring and admitting patients to Wollongong Private Hospital is as follows:
Elective admissions are arranged through the office of an accredited Visiting Medical Specialist. In most cases a General Practitioner would refer the patient to a Specialist at their rooms where an elective admission would be arranged if appropriate.
In order to book a patient, the Hospital will require completion of Patient Admission Details and Health History (completed by the patient) and an Admission Referral Form – including Consent for Treatment (completed by both the Specialist and the patient).
Patients can complete their online admission via the home page of www.wollongongprivate.com.au or by clicking here. The specialist will need to complete an Admission Referral Form (which includes the consent for treatment on back). This form will be supplied to the Specialists and may be returned to the hospital by fax, email or via the patient by delivering to Hospital reception. This should occur as soon as possible following the patient’s appointment with their Specialist. If applicable, the original may be brought in with the patient on admission.
Wollongong Private Hospital admission staff will process the request for the patient’s booking. (Please note: Maternity patients are required to make an appointment to book in). Attendance at a pre-admission interview with General Practitioner may be required, or the patient may receive a phone call from our Pre-Admission nurse. Patients will be contacted by the Hospital with their admission details and provided with a quote for any out of pocket costs.
Unplanned or urgent admissions the Operational Manager may be contacted on 0427 621 661 to determine bed availability.
All patients will be required to present insurance details, show proof of WorkCover approval or pay the estimated cost of their stay if self-insured prior to admission.
The operating suites are covered by an on-call service after hours and are available for emergency surgery by the mutual convenience of the Surgeon, the anaesthetist and the Operating Suite staff.
It is recommended that all patients requiring emergency care, are referred to the Emergency Department at The Wollongong Hospital.