Cnr Belconnen Way & Haydon Drive
Bruce ACT 2617
Telephone 02 6201 6111
Calvary Private HospitalLCMHC Home
We advise you to leave valuables such as jewellery, large amounts of cash (unless you are paying an excess or copayment on admission) and electronic items at home as we cannot take responsibility for them if they are lost or stolen.
To enable preparation of the room for new patients, the hospital asks you to vacate room by 10.00 am. If your family/carers cannot pick you up until later in the day or if your bed is needed urgently, your nurse will transfer you to the Lounge area within the ward where you can wait in comfort until they arrive.
- You or your family/carers will need to organise your transport home. If you wish to use a patient transport service such as a road or air ambulance, you will need to pay for this service. Our discharge planner or veteran liaison officer will help you where possible and as appropriate in this matter
- If the hospital has to transfer you to another facility, it will pay for all relevant costs
- If you choose to be transferred to another health facility, you will be responsible for paying the transport costs
- Where applicable and dependant on health fund, you may be able to recoup some of these costs
If you need medication to take home, the doctor will prescribe a few days supply. Prescriptions provided by the hospital are charged at the same rate as your local chemist and everything you spend on medications in the hospital goes towards your "safety net" amount. The hospital pharmacists can advise you about the continuation of your medication supply, their availability and cost. The hospital pharmacy can only dispense prescriptions from Private hospital doctors. You still need to have prescriptions from your local doctor dispensed at your local pharmacy.
Contacting Your GP
The ward staff will explain any care you need once you go home and will give you a discharge summary. Your specialist will arrange for information about your treatment and condition to be sent to your local doctor and other specialists or community health workers involved in your care, unless you tell us that you do not want them to be informed. The discharge planner and/or veteran liaison officer will also be involved in this process. Please be sure that the hospital has the correct contact details for your doctor.
Concerns After Discharge
If an emergency arises and you are acutely unwell, please call 000 for Emergency services. If your situation is not an immediate emergency please contact your specialist, your GP or call or present to the Calvary Hospital emergency department (02) 6201 6208. Please remember to take with you all information pertaining to your recent admission and any medications you are currently using.