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Lithgow Hospital Patient Information

What You Will Need in Hospital

  • You will need to make your own arrangements for transport with relatives/friends to and from the hospital.
  • Please let your family and friends know about our Visitor Information.
  • Bring your current medication with you.
  • Please bring toiletries, pyjamas/night clothes, dressing gown and slippers.
  • Do not bring valuable items or money to hospital. If you do bring them we cannot be responsible for these items. If you do need to secure any items please discuss with your nurse on the ward.

Planning for your discharge

Once you recover from part of your illness, you may be transferred to another hospital within the Local Hospital District for recovery. 

This helps us to have beds available for ill patients waiting for admission.

If you have any questions about being discharge or recovery, please ask to talk to our Social Worker or the Nurse Manager on your ward.

Our Patient Flow Unit can also provide advice on discharge arrangements.

Your responsibilities as a patient

  • Treat all staff, volunteers, patients and visitors with respect, courtesy and without discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, culture, disability or sexual preference.
  • Tell staff your own medical history, including medications taken, family history or any allergies you may have.
  • Tell the staff if you do not understand any tests or treatments.
  • Cooperate with any treatment provided.
  • Tell the staff if your religious or cultural beliefs make it difficult for you to agree with the recommended treatment.
  • Keep appointments, or let staff know if you need to cancel or change and appointment.
  • Ensure that when you receive treatment at home, your home is free from tobacco smoke, violence, harassment and that all animals are restrained.
  • Be involved, along with your carers, in decisions making about your  care.
  • Give feedback about your experience in using health services. If you have an experience you would like to discuss please contact the Patient Representative. 

Amenities and Services
Radio / TV / Music in Wards
Hospital TV Rentals
Public Telephones
Coffee Shops/Food Outlets
Florist
Newsagent
ATM
Voluntary Services
Parents Room / Baby Change Room
Gift Shop
Hospital Chapel
Book Trolley
Accommodation

Smoke Free Policy

All our hospitals and health campuses are smoke free. Smoking anywhere on the grounds may result in a $300 fine.

Patient Election and Private Patient Information

If you or a family member are admitted to any public hospital you can generally choose to be treated as a public or a private patient. This is called an inpatient election.

Click this link to find out more about making an election Click this link to find out more about making an election [PDF].

If you’d like to know more about the benefits for private patients click here [PDF].

 

 

 

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 12:39:11 PM