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What to bring with you
Pre - Surgery
This can be attended personally or if inconvenient, this can be arranged by
telephone or fax.
- Your health fund book/card
- Your Pension card if you have one
- Your Pharmaceuticals Benefits card if you have one
- Insurance details for Workers Compensation or Third party if
appropriate and if details are known
- Letter or forms from your doctor
- Any x-rays you may have
- All medications you are currently taking, in the original containers
- Pyjamas or nightdress
- Dressing gown and slippers
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Brush and comb
- Soap and any other personal items.
- Sanitary towels if necessary.
- Favourite toy or cuddly for a child.
- Prostheses (e.g. hearing aids) as required.
- Cases for glasses, contact lenses or dentures.
Patients who are being admitted for surgical procedures are advised that the
following cannot be worn into the operating theatre:
Nail Polish (fingers and toes)
False nails and make-up
These guidelines must be followed prior to surgery:
- Do not eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery or after
7 a.m. for afternoon surgery.
- Medications, You should take essential medications (e.g. heart, blood
pressure) with a sip of water before leaving home. Diabetics should
omit diabetic medication and bring it with them.
- Bring all current medications with you.
- If there is any change in your condition between now and the day
of your admission, please contact your doctor (for example, a cold or
- You should not smoke for 12 hours prior to surgery.
- For your safety you must not drive home. Please arrange to be collected.
The Health Fund rebates for private hospitals are continually evolving as more and
more contracts are written. The Mayo is contracted with all major health funds to
ensure that out of pocket hospital expenses are minimal.
Whilst in hospital, the only fees which are not covered by your top insurances
are the doctors, physiotherapists and pharmacist bills. If you have any queries
regarding these, you should consult your practitioner.
The fees to be charged and the rebates that will be paid by your Health Fund
are determined by the type of procedure performed and we are reliant upon your
practitioner to provide this information to enable us to finalise the account.
Upon arrival or pre-registration, we will verify your registration details and
ask you to sign an appropriate health fund claim form, thereby enabling the
hospital to lodge the claim on your behalf.
Our fees will not exceed top rate table levels. Basic insured patients will
have a gap to pay which can be paid on admission, by cash, cheque or credit card.
The cost for self-insured (uninsured) patients will vary with different types
Enquiries on cost for self insured patients can be made at the hospital
between 8.30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.