Armidale Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Pre Admission

Our dedicated team of professional staff are committed to providing patients with the highest standards of care. Throughout our patients’ stay, from pre-admission to discharge, each patient will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

PRE-ADMISSION INFORMATION:

Clerical pre-admission

Pre-admission is an important part of your hospital care. To ensure we can confirm your admission, financial and other arrangements, we ask that you:

  1. Fill in the online admission form, or complete the admission form that you would have received from your doctor, as soon as possible and send it back to the hospital.

    Please have the following ready when you fill in your admission form:
    1. Personal/Next of Kin details
    2. Medicare Card
    3. Funding details (eg DVA, Private health insurance, workcover or self funding)
    4. Benefit details (eg pharmacy benefit card or pension card)
    5. Item numbers if these were quoted by doctors’ rooms
    6. Information your doctor supplied to you re implantable medical devices (eg prosthetic and disposables) – If applicable.
  2. If you have any concerns with step 1, please telephone 02 6771 4000 between 8.30am and 5.00pm  or send an email to OnlinePread.AMP@ramsayhealth.com.au

If you have private health cover, please contact your health fund prior to check for any excess or waiting periods. We know that health and billing charges can be difficult to understand and we are happy to assist in any way we can, however we also advise that you seek clarification from your doctor and health fund.

Pre-admission Information

Your doctor will notify the hospital of the date of your procedure / operation . Your doctor will also explain your procedure or operation and complete the consent form with you.

You will be contacted by telephone prior to your day of admission to be informed of your fasting and admission times.

Pre admission Clinic

If you are having a surgical procedure you may be asked to attend a preadmission clinic at the hospital so the anaesthetist  and nurse specialist can speak with you about your hospital stay, your operation, previous surgical and medical history, what to bring to hospital, as well as allay any concerns you may have.

It is a very valuable service in respect to your entire stay in hospital.

Discharge planning will also be addressed at this clinic (eg who will care for you at home on discharge, who will take you home etc). You are welcome to bring a relative or friend to this clinic.