At The Wesley Hospital, we want your procedure to go smoothly and your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Here is what you need to bring, and other helpful tips for hospital patients.
Depending on your procedure, age and medical history, your surgeon may require a nursing assessment and investigations (such as blood tests or X-rays) at our Pre-Admission Clinic prior to your surgery. For patients outside 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 healthcare 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.
Note: Please do not bring valuables or large sums of money to the hospital. The Wesley Hospital does not take responsibility for personal belongings and valuables and we are not liable for the loss of money, personal property or valuables brought into the hospital.
Children being admitted for surgery or procedures will be admitted through our designated paediatric unit. Please dress your child in two-piece pyjamas or comfortable clothes and ensure they have a shower before coming into hospital. Your child can also bring a toy. For bottle-fed infants, you will need to supply their formula.
For children less than 16 years old, we ask that one parent or carer accompany their child to theatre and be available during the recovery stage. Both parents are welcome to be with their child on the ward after their recovery. For overnight bookings, one parent or carer may stay overnight in your child’s room. Meals are provided for your child; however, there may be a charge for boarder parent meals should you wish to receive them. The parent or carer should bring some comfortable clothes and their toiletries.