Overnight patients



Pre-Admission Clinic

If you will be staying overnight, once you have completed your registration please contact the Wesley Pre-Admission Clinic on (07) 3232 7316.

Depending on your procedure, age and medical history, your surgeon may require a nursing assessment and investigations (e.g. blood tests and/or X-rays) at our Pre-Admission Clinic prior to your surgery. For patients outside of Brisbane, or those who may have difficulty attending the clinic, we can arrange a phone interview and have the tests performed closer to home. During this appointment, our nurses will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your health care needs and can arrange other services such as  physiotherapy or complex discharge planning if required. You will have the opportunity to discuss your health and medication history, and any concerns or questions you may have about your admission or discharge.


What should overnight patients pack?

Documents

  • Doctors’ letters, reports, notes and consent forms
  • All relevant x-rays and scans
  • Certified copy of Power of Attorney or Advance Health Directive (if applicable)
  • Credit card for payment of excesses, co-payments or incidentals (if not completed online)
  • Loose change should you wish to purchase small items

Medications

  • An up-to-date list of ALL the current medications you are taking. This may be in the form of a Dispensing History from your Pharmacy OR a medications summary from your GP
  • Bring your medication repeats and any authority scripts. Bring sufficient supplies of your medications in their original, labelled packaging for the entire duration of your stay
  • Bring any medications that are in a dose administration aid, but understand that these may not be able to be used during your hospital stay as our staff cannot verify the content, age or prescribed dose
  • Remember to bring all inhalers, creams, ointments, patches, eye or ear drops, injections and herbal or complementary medicines
  • Your doctor will provide instructions regarding any medications that may need to be altered or ceased prior to admission. Please confirm with your doctor if you are unsure

Personal belongings

  • A small secure bag for your personal belongings
  • CPAP machine and attachments (if you have been advised to use one of these at home, it is also advisable to use one in hospital)
  • Reading materials and physical aids: glasses, hearing aids (with cases), walking stick, mobility aids
  • Nightwear, dressing gown, slippers or comfortable flat shoes and toiletries. Our hospital environment can be cool so ensure you bring warm clothing and a jacket

Please do not bring valuables or large sums of money to the hospital. The hospital cannot take responsibility for personal belongings and valuables nor is it liable for the loss of money, personal property or valuables brought into the hospital.