Your pre-admission checklist:

  • Have you completed your admission paperwork?
  • Have you confirmed with your health fund that you are covered for your procedure?
  • Have you confirmed with your health fund whether there are any excesses or co-payments you will have to pay?
  • Have you asked your health fund if they have a 'no gap' agreement with Epworth?
  • Have you asked your doctor for the item numbers relevant to your procedure?
  • Have you asked your doctor for written informed financial consent?
  • Have you contacted your anaesthetist to get an estimate of their fees and your relevant MBS item numbers?

Your what to bring to hospital checklist:

  • Do you have your appointment details, consent forms and any other paperwork your doctor has given you?
  • Do you have a physical copy of your completed admission forms?
  • Do you have copies of any relevant current x-rays, scans or pathology results?
  • Do you have any current medications and a list of medications? (including medications you have been asked to cease prior to surgery)
  • Do you have any physical aids such as crutches/walking aids and are they clearly labelled with your name?
  • Do you have any glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids and a case to safely store them in?
  • Do you have a method of payment for your account?
  • Do you have any eligible pharmacy or government entitlement discount cards?
  • Do you have loose, comfortable clothing and sensible shoes?
  • Do you have your slippers, dressing gown, sleepwear and personal toiletries (including soap)?
  • Do you have your phone charger?
  • Do you have any books or light reading material?

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