What to pack

  • Any health fund or entitlement cards, e.g. Medicare, Safety Net, Veterans’ Affairs. If proof of entitlements are not presented, full costs will be charged
  • Any paperwork not already forwarded to the hospital
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or films
  • Pathology/blood test results related to this admission
  • Current medications in their original containers and prescriptions, including repeat forms
  • Payment for estimated gap between fund benefits and hospital fees, or total estimated costs of hospitalisation if you do not have private health insurance
  • Reading material and/or activity books
  • Any aids such as walking stick and hearing aids
  • For a child – favourite toy, formula, bottle and any special dietary needs (if applicable)