Everything you need to know for General Admission to Gosford Private.
Your Hospital Booking
For planned surgical patients, the booking for your hospital stay will be made through your Doctor's rooms.
Please ensure you complete the green forms in the Admission Booklet and return them to Gosford Private Hospital. Note: the Informed Consent section of the form must be completed in hard copy with your Doctor.
Where possible, we require your Admission Forms two weeks prior to your Admission date. This will ensure we can confirm your hospital booking and your eligibility prior to your Admission.
You can save time and paper by completing your pre-Admission forms online. Our secure Online pre-Admission Form is quick and convenient to use and we assure the confidential transmission of your information.
Costs and Insurance Cover
Contact your insurer (health fund, Workers Compensation insurer or other) to confirm exactly what costs will be covered.
If you have an excess or co-payment with your health insurance, you will be required to pay that amount prior to your Admission. Self-funded patients will be required to pay one week prior to surgery. Please contact our pre-Admission team to obtain an estimate at [email protected]
For further information, refer to the following sections:
Please bring the following items with you to hospital, where applicable:
Any letters from your Doctor
All medications your are currently taking (in original packaging)
Blood Group card (if available)
Sleep wear, dressing gown, slippers or comfortable shoes
Personal toiletries (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)
Glasses and physical aids (e.g. walking sticks, hearing aids)
Sufficient cash for incidentals (no more than $50)
Please do not bring the following items:
Large sums of money
For all electrical appliances (if essential), please advise the hospital staff on arrival as they must be tested by the hospital Maintenance Department for safety reasons.
On the day of your Admission, ensure you arrive at the hospital at the time designated by the Admissions Officer or your Doctor. On arrival, please register at Reception so we can confirm your personal details, sign the hospital paperwork and Admission Forms and pay any out of pocket expenses.
The hospital doesn't accept responsibility for security of your possessions, including jewellery, watches and money. Any valuables brought into hospital can be signed into the hospital's security safe for the duration of your stay.
Please note that mobile phones must not be used in some areas of the hospital, as their signals can interfere with electronic medical equipment.
Your Room and Meals
Please refer to the Facilities and Meals sections for more information about our private rooms and in-house meals.
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