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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