Patients can be admitted at their request either from another hospital or directly from home. Your Specialist or General Practitioner will commence the admission process by completing the Admission/Referral and Consent Form with you and you can complete the patient admission details and health history forms either online or in hardcopy. Hardcopy forms should be returned to:

Spendelove Private Hospital
24 Spendelove Avenue
Southport
Queensland 4215

In some cases, your Doctor will liaise with Spendelove Private Hospital directly (for medical admissions and particular surgical cases).

If you are being transferred from another hospital, our medical and admissions team will liaise with the ward to arrange your admission on your behalf. Even if transferring from another hospital, your stay with us is fully covered by all private health funds or DVA. If this is contrary to what you are told by another hospital or health fund please contact us immediately.

You can secure your admission to Spendelove Private Hospital prior to your surgery, however, in all cases, we endeavour to accommodate all requests for admission.

It is important to ensure that you have the following items available on admission:

  • Any letter(s) from your doctors
  • All medications that you are currently taking or a list of your current medications including strength and dosages. This includes vitamins, mixtures, creams, inhalers and drops
  • Medicare Card
  • Private Health Fund details and Card or Veterans Affairs Card
  • Any pension to concession cards
  • Pharmacy
  • Payment for incidental expenses
  • Night attire, dressing gown and slippers/shoes (with non-slip soles)
  • Personal toiletries.

What not to bring

  • Jewellery – wedding ring and watch are permitted
  • Large amounts of cash or valuables
  • Electrical appliances including hair dryers, curling irons, or similar.

Please note that Spendelove Private Hospital does not accept responsibility for lost or damaged personal items or valuables.

Every patient and situation is different. Commonly, patient stays are between 7 to 14 days but can be shorter or longer as necessary. This is best discussed with the doctors and nurses at Spendelove Private Hospital.

Please bring your current medications in their original packages (including vitamins, mixtures, creams, inhalers and drops) with you into hospital.

The nursing staff will secure these medications in a locked cabinet. If possible, please bring a list from your Doctor of your current medications, their strength and dosages. Any additional medications required while at Spendelove Private Hospital will be ordered from the pharmacy and provided to you. Upon discharge, any medication that is required will be supplied to you to take home.

Many patients who are admitted to Spendelove Private Hospital do not have Private Health Insurance. Please ask your Doctor to be admitted here and an estimation of costs associated with your stay will be estimated for you before your admission.

Spendelove Private Hospital is a fully accredited private hospital with complete funding recognition and therefore attracts full payment and cover for your stay from every private health fund and DVA, no matter whether you are admitted to Spendelove Private Hospital from another hospital or directly from home.

All of our admissions are elective and are made by request. Admissions may be after hours however, if you become acutely ill or have an emergency, you should visit the Emergency Department of your nearest hospital.

We offer a high standard of care through:

  • Boutique and personalised care in a friendly and relaxed environment
  • Highly qualified and experienced doctors
  • Minimal waiting time for admission
  • Best practice standards
  • Caring, dedicated and trained medical staff.

Spendelove Private Hospital is a fully accredited private hospital with complete funding recognition and therefore attracts full payment and cover for your stay from every private health fund and DVA, no matter whether you are admitted to Spendelove Private Hospital from another hospital or directly from home.

Prior to, or on admission, all patients receive an Informed Consent Form and a pre-admission booking form that outlines the estimated costs associated with their admission to Spendelove Private Hospital. All estimates of hospital expenses provided by Spendelove Private Hospital are based on the information provided by you, your medical practitioner and your health fund and/or insurer. It is acknowledged that the information given may change during your admission (such as length of stay) and, as such, the total cost of your stay may change. Your final account will be based on the length of stay of your hospitalisation. Any additional costs incurred during your stay are payable on discharge. Any additional fees not known at the time of your discharge will be processed using the credit card authorisation provided upon admission.

We know that health and billing charges can be difficult to understand and we are happy to assist in any way we can. Please contact Reception (Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm) on (07) 5503.0911 if you have any queries.

Additional charges may also apply for:

  • Pharmacy
  • Dressings
  • Ancillary Services
  • Telephone Calls
  • Incidental charges.
Payment may be made by cash, credit card, (Master Card or VISA), EFTPOS or bank cheque only.
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