Planned Admissions - Inpatients
Inpatients are people who are booked to stay one or more nights in hospital.
If you are being admitted to hospital for surgery it is likely you will come to the hospital on the day of surgery. A list of instructions will have been provided by staff in the Pre-admission clinic including a date for surgery, a time to arrive at hospital, when to fast in advance of surgery and what medication to take on the day of surgery.
If you are unsure, please contact 02 9767 6855
You may also be admitted to hospital to have special tests and/or treatments. Your doctor will recommend a day for you to be admitted and you will be contacted on the day to confirm your admission by the clinic or hospital staff.
Wards are generally made up of rooms of four beds with shared bathroom facilities. There are a limited number of single (private) rooms available.
During your inpatient stay, you will meet a range of staff including doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. Concord Cancer Centre staff are there to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They are friendly, approachable and available to answer your questions. Do not hesitate to ask questions about your care, treatment or medications. We understand that this is a stressful time and there can be a lot of information to take in. If you need to clarify any information or if English is not your first language please let the staff know.
As an inpatient of Concord Cancer Centre you will have access to the broad range of expertise and specialist services available at Concord Hospital. We are committed to ensuring that every patient receives first class care. Each ward has a Nurse Unit Manager who is available to support and assist you with any issues or concerns you have during your stay in hospital. The Nurse Unit Manger can be identified by their uniform, which is a red blouse or shirt and their photo will be displayed in clear view in each ward. Your feedback is important and assists us to improve the experience for future patients.
There is also a Patient Liaison Manager who is available Monday to Friday on (02) 9767 7488 between 8:00am and 4:00pm to assist patients and their families with any issues or concerns.
Where do I report on the day of admission?
Report to the Main Information Desk located in the main entrance of the hospital.
There is a patient drop off area at the main entrance of the hospital. The hospital car park is located across the road. There is a coin entry and it costs $5 for unlimited parking.
What do I bring?
- Sleepwear (nightwear, slippers and dressing gown)
- Toiletries and other personal items (tissues, soap)
- X-Rays and scans (relevant to your stay)
- All medications (tablets and puffers) and treatments you are currently taking
- Medicare card and Pension card
- Veterans' Affairs Entitlement card
- Private Health Insurance Fund Membership card/book
- Phone card (can be purchased from most newsagencies)
What NOT to bring
- Large amounts of money, jewellery and other valuables
- Television set and other electrical equipment
What are hospital visiting times?
General Wards: 11am - 1:30pm and 3pm - 8pm
Intensive Care Unit: Midday - 8pm
You will receive breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner while an inpatient. Please let our staff know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies. Dieticians are available and can see you during your stay.
- Chaplain - Ask the Nursing Unit Manager or any other nurse in your ward
- Disabled Parking - There are a number of disabled parking areas available. Please visit the main Security Office or phone 02 9767 6223
- Equipment Loan Pool - Do you require aids for daily living? Phone (02) 9767 7919
For health and safety reasons smoking is NOT allowed in any building or on the grounds of the hospital
Can I use my mobile phone?
Not inside the hospital - outside the hospital buildings only (due to interference to medical equipment). Please turn your phone off when inside the hospital. Bedside telephone services are available in most wards (phone card required).