What to Bring

Medical information

  • Any Doctors letters, reports, notes, instructions or consent form
  • An up-to-date list of your current medication signed by your GP
  • All medication currently being taken, in the original packaging with your name, the drug name and administration instructions on the label. Include inhalers if you use them
  • All medication repeats and authority scripts
  • All relevant x-rays and scans
  • If you have sleep apnoea and use a CPAP machine please bring this machine to hospital


  • Family prescription record card
  • Health Care Card, Pharmaceutical Safety Net Card
  • Health Fund card or book, DVA Card for veterans
  • Medicare Card and Pensioner concession card
  • Third Party/Accident or Workers Compensation Claims details

Personal belongings

  • Nightwear, dressing gown, well fitted non-slip slippers
  • Pillow (if you prefer to use your own)
  • Mobile phone or other digital device (can be used to communicate with friends or family via our WIFI network, or access newspapers online)
  • Reading material (and spectacles if required)
  • Toiletries
  • Walking aid (if used)

Please leave valuables at home as the hospital does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property kept by patients.