A cancer diagnosis can mean that patients and families are faced with many challenges. During your stay you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team who together will provide the best available treatments. Please discuss any questions or concerns you may have with our staff.
Preparing for your Admission
We are committed to providing patients with the highest standards of care. Throughout your stay, from preadmission to discharge, you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
After you have completed and returned the attached forms (or completed the online forms) you may be contacted by telephone prior to your day of admission by a preadmission officer to get further details.
Your doctor will also explain your treatment and complete the consent form with you.
You may be contacted by the hospital preadmission officer prior to your admission so we can speak with you about your hospital stay, your treatment, previous surgical and medical history, what to bring to hospital, as well as allay any concerns you may have.
Day of Admission
On the day of admission you will be informed of the scheduled time for your admission and subsequent information will be provided by your doctor or the hospital.
Please bring with you into hospital anything applicable to your admission including:
- Consent form (if not already returned to the hospital)
- Health fund number / details (if applicable)
- Medicare card
- Regular medications in original packaging
- Pension health benefits card (if applicable)
- Pharmaceutical benefits card (if applicable)
- Relevant x-rays and / or test results
- Comfortable closed in shoes / slippers with non-slip soles
- Night attire (if staying overnight)
- Aids ie. walking sticks, hearing aids or glasses
- Personal articles
- certified copy of Advanced Health Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if available)
Please do not bring:
- Large sums of money
- Items of sentimental value that cannot be replaced
Day Oncology patients (additional information)
- Wear clothes that are comfortable
- Check with your nurse before informing relatives / friends regarding the time that you should be picked up
- You are not permitted to drive for at least 24 hours after some medications or sedation. Please check with your nurse prior to your treatment or procedure
- A responsible person must be available to transport you home in a suitable vehicle
- You should not operate machinery or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after sedation. Please discuss with your nurse