Going to Hospital?

Knowing what to expect when you go into hospital and how to prepare in advance may help you. This booklet has information about public hospital situations from unexpected and emergency admissions to planned admissions and specialist services. The booklet also contains a glossary of words, frequently asked questions with answers and useful contacts.

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Emergency and Unplanned Admissions

This brochure has information about what you can expect when you use public hospitals in an emergency or you are admitted unexpectedly. To learn about other situations when you may engage with hospital services read the complete booklet titled “Going to Hospital?”

Emergency and Unplanned Admissions (PDF 146kb)
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Day Clinics and Specialist Services

This brochure has information about what you can expect for a planned admission or as an outpatient at a public hospital. To learn about other situations when you may engage with hospital services read the complete booklet titled “Going to Hospital?”.

Day Clinics and Specialist Services (PDF 146kb)
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Surgery Admissions

This brochure has information about what you can expect when you go into a public hospital for surgery. To learn about other situations when you may engage with hospital services read the complete booklet titled “Going to Hospital?”.

Surgery Admissions (PDF 58kb)
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Easy-read booklet

This booklet is about what can happen when you go into hospital and how you can be ready for a hospital visit. It has information about planned and emergency hospital admissions, surgery and specialist appointments. The booklet also has questions and answers, useful contacts and information about your rights.

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Easy-read booklet (Docx 9.3mb)