Everything you need to know for your General Admission to Brisbane Waters Private.
Your Hospital Booking
For planned surgeries, 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 Brisbane Waters 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.
IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID-19 IN THE PAST 7 WEEKS PLEASE CONTACT THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY
Brisbane waters private hospital will continue to operate as per hospital policy and ANZCA Guidelines on Surgical Patient Safety for SARS-CoV-2 infection
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 and mental 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.
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 or are self-funding, you will be required to pay that amount when you arrive for your admission. Please contact our admissions team to obtain an estimate by emailing us at [email protected] or alternatively phone 4341 9522.
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 you 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)
Please do not bring the following items:
Large sums of money
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, you can sign the hospital paperwork and admission forms and pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
The hospital does not accept responsibility for security of your possessions, including jewellery, watches and money.
Your Room and Meals
Please refer to the Facilities and Meals sections for more information about our private rooms and in-house meals.
We value your feedback at Brisbane Waters Private Hospital. Whether you want to pass on a compliment or provide feedback to help improve our service, we encourage you to:
Speak with your Nurse
Ask to speak with the Unit Manager
Complete our post-discharge Patient Experience Survey (this will be emailed to you)