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:
All those who attend our facility for treatment will be advised by the hospital if you are required to undergo a RAT or PCR test prior to admission. Visual evidence of both RAT and PCR test results will be required at admission. Please bring these with you.
All aerosol generating procedures ( ENT, Endoscopy and Dental ) will require evidence of negative PCR test within the previous 24-48hrs. Evidence of text message confirmation from NSW health will be required at admission
PCR screening is required for any patients with COVID-19 symptoms whose admission cannot be deferred, or is asymptomatic but a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 person.
Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)
Rapid antigen testing is required for the following patients:
Asymptomatic unvaccinated patients being admitted for an overnight stay. Unvaccinated patients are at increased risk of significant illness.
Asymptomatic vaccinated patients undergoing an aerosol generating procedure
Asymptomatic patients being transferred from external facilities to metro, regional, sub-acute, rehab health facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
Asymptomatic day patients who regularly attend regardless of their vaccination status, are required to undergo weekly rapid antigen testing.
What do I bring to hospital?
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.
Please bring evidence of your negative PCR test, if you are unable to obtain a test, let staff know immediately and a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be performed immediately. If you need a RAT to be done on site, please allow an additional 15-20 minutes for this process.
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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