It is important you attend to specific tasks to prepare for admission, so your stay at Westmead Rehabilitation Hospital runs smoothly.
COVID-19 Important information for patients
Westmead Private Hospital is taking measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) spreading and as a result has introduced a screening process for patients coming to the hospital for day surgery, an inpatient admission or day rehabilitation.
All patients will be asked to complete a questionnaire and will have their temperature taken on admission.
Please do not come to the Hospital if you:
- Have been asked by NSW Health to self-isolate
- Have been in close contact with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19; or
- Are showing any cold or flu symptoms (for example a cough, fever, headache, runny nose or sore throat)
Your hospital booking
The booking for your hospital stay will be made directly from another hospital or through your Doctor’s rooms.
Complete admission paperwork
All patients being referred to our facility will be assessed by our Rehabilitation Assessor to ensure suitability with our hospital programs. You will also be provided with several information brochures about Westmead Rehabilitation Hospital, our facilities and programs at this time.
Confirm costs and insurance coverage
Our admissions staff will verify your insurance and any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur from your hospital stay. Our staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about costs and insurance coverage. If you have any concerns, we recommend you speak to your health fund.
For further information see:
Fees and Accounts
Veterans / DVA
Our Admission staff will contact your referring facility to confirm your admission at Westmead Rehabilitation Hospital.
What to bring to hospital
Please remember to bring the following to hospital (if relevant to you):
- Health care card
- Pensioner concession card
- Pharmaceutical safety net card
- Health fund membership card
- Veterans' Affairs card
- Workers' Compensation claim/s agent details and approval letter
- Third party/accident details
- All medication currently being taken, in original packaging
- A list of all medications from your GP (preferably typed)
- All medication repeat prescriptions
- All relevant x-rays/scans
- Notes, letters and/or reports from your Doctor
- Copies of legal documents:
- Medical decisions
- Enduring Power of Attorney (Financial)
- Enduring Power of Guardianship (Personal Decisions)
- Advanced Care Directive
- Sleepwear/night attire/dressing gown (if staying overnight)
- Slippers (non-slip) or comfortable shoes
- Toiletries, incontinence aids or pads (if staying overnight)
- Reading material
- Spectacles and case
- Pen and notepaper
- Small amount of cash
- Credit card (if required)
- Mobility/walking aid (if used)
- CPAP (if required)
We strongly recommend that you do not bring the following items with you, as the hospital does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property:
- Large sums of money
- Other valuables
On arrival, please register at reception. You will then be shown to your room.
On admission to hospital, you’ll be asked about the medications you are currently taking, and whether you have had any unexpected reactions or allergies to medications in the past. If so, these will be noted on your medication chart.