Pre Admission Information
Thank you for choosing Wollongong Private Hospital.
Our dedicated team of professional staff are committed to providing patients with the highest standards of care. Throughout your stay, from preadmission to discharge, you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
All patients and support persons attending Wollongong Private Hospital require a COVID-19 PCR test to be completed a maximum of 72 Hours prior to expected admission date or RAT test the morning of the admission unless otherwise advised.
Preadmission is an important part of your hospital care. To ensure we have all required information for your admission we ask that you fill in the online admission form as soon as possible. This will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be saved for any subsequent admissions, making the process for future admissions significantly quicker.
Alternatively, if you do not have internet access, please complete the admission form provided by your doctor as soon as possible and either mail it to the hospital or hand deliver it to our reception staff.
Please have the following available to you when you fill in your admission form:
- Next of kin / Person to notify details
- Medicare card
- Funding details (e.g. DVA, Private health insurance, work cover or self-funding)
- Benefit details (e.g. pharmacy benefit card or pension card)
- Item numbers (if provided by your doctor’s rooms)
- Information your doctor supplied to you regarding implantable medical devices (e.g. prosthetic and disposables) – If applicable.
If you have any concerns completing your admission form, please phone 02 4286 1000 between 8:30am to 5pm and a member of our staff will assist you.
If you have private health cover, please contact your health fund prior to your admission to ensure you are covered for the services you are having. You will need to provide your health fund with item numbers to obtain accurate information.
You will be contacted by the hospital the day before your surgery, after 1pm, to be provided with your fasting and admission times, as well as any other relevant information you may require for your admission.
Depending on the type of surgery or admission you are having you may be required to attend a Preadmission Clinic. The Preadmission nurse will contact you to schedule a suitable appointment time and provide you with necessary instructions.
At your meeting with the Preadmission Clinic:
- The Nursing staff will go through your medical history and discuss admission and discharge details.
- You should take this opportunity to bring up any questions or concerns you may have regarding your admission
- You will also see one of our Preadmission Doctors who will go through your health history and answer any other questions you may have.