Overnight patients



Pre-Admission Clinic

After you have completed your registration please contact the Wesley Pre-Admission Clinic on (07) 3232 7316.

Your surgeon may require nursing assessment investigations e.g. blood tests and/or X-rays prior to your surgery. Our nursing staff will assess if you need to attend this pre-admission appointment. For patients outside of Brisbane we can organise a phone interview.

During your pre-admission visit registered nurses will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your health care needs. During this assessment your individual needs will be identified and if required, other services e.g. physiotherapy can be arranged.

At the preadmission assessment you will have the opportunity to discuss your health and medication history as well as discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your admission. Discharge advice and information is also available at this visit. We encourage you to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your admission or discharge at this time.


What should overnight patients pack?

Documents

  • Doctor’s letters, reports, notes and consent forms
  • All relevant x-rays and scans.
  • Certified copy – Power of Attorney or Advance Health Directive (if applicable)
  • Credit card for payment of excesses, co-payments or incidentals (if not done 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.
  • If your medications are in a dose administration aid, 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.

Personal belongings

  • 1 x small secure bag for your clothes to be kept in as well as your X/Rays,
    Medications and Documents.
  • Reading materials and physical aids – glasses, hearing aids (with cases), walking
    stick, mobility aids.
  • It is imperative you stay warm and our hospital environment can be cool so ensure
    you bring warm clothing and a jacket for your stay.
  • Nightwear, dressing gown, slippers or comfortable flat shoes and toiletries for
    patients staying overnight

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 liable for the loss of money, personal property or valuables brought into the hospital.