Pre-Admission

Whether you're an inpatient or just in for the day, we do everything possible to make your admission and stay in hospital a comfortable and positive experience.

Our friendly and highly-skilled administrative and medical teams will guide you every step of the way to help meet your medical and emotional needs while you are in our care.

Clerical Pre-Admission

Before you can be admitted to St Luke's Private Hospital, you must complete St Luke's Pre-Admission Forms in consultation with your doctor, confirming your personal details, consent for treatment and the details of your procedure.

Download the form here.

These forms need to be completed and returned to St Luke’s Private Hospital at least 7 days prior to your hospital admission. This allows enough time for the Pre-Admissions Nurse to review your details and address any identified concerns. 

Nursing Pre-Admission

The Pre-Admissions Nurse may contact you by telephone prior to your admission.  If you are contacted, your medical history will be reviewed with you, and admission and discharge details discussed. Please take this opportunity to discuss any concerns regarding your admission.

Filling out the Pre-Admission Forms

To fill out the Pre-Admission forms, you will need:   

  • Personal and Next of Kin details
  • Medicare Card
  • Payment details (e.g. DVA, Private health insurance, self-funding) 
  • Benefit details (e.g. PBS Safety Net Card, Pension Card)
  • Item Numbers – if these were provided by doctors’ rooms 
  • Details of your medical history (e.g. current medications, prostheses or implants)

The Pre-Admission Forms also contain information for you about what to discuss with your doctor, health insurance and payment, what to bring, meals, hospital facilities and more. We also recommend you visit the relevant section on this website, whether you are an Inpatient, Day-Patient or Rehab Patient.

Your doctor will notify the hospital of the date of your procedure/operation and inform you of your day and time of admission. Your doctor will also explain your procedure or operation.

Once all forms are completed, please return all forms via one of the following:

  • The enclosed reply paid envelope (if applicable)
  • Scan to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax to (02) 9356 0431
Or, if your admission is within a week, please phone the admissions office on (02) 9356 0200

If you have any questions or issues with completing the forms, please contact the admissions office on (02) 9356 0200.

The day before your admission

The day before your admission, if we have not already contacted you, please ring (02) 9356 0200 after 2:00pm to confirm your admission and be allocated an arrival time.

Generally, you should not eat or drink for at least six (6) hours before your operation/procedure, unless otherwise notified by your doctor, anaesthetist or hospital staff.

Please ensure that you bring all current medications with you.

The day of your admission

Please check in with the Front Reception in the main foyer at the time indicated by your doctor, and you will be directed to your admission area.

The Admitting nurse will review your medical history and discharge information with you. This is also a good time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

The hospital will inform you of the scheduled time for your surgery and subsequent ‘nil by mouth’ time. This means nothing to eat or drink, including water, prior to your operation.

Please bring with you into hospital anything applicable to your admission, including:
  • Doctor’s admission letter
  • Health fund number/details (if applicable)
  • Medicare card
  • Any entitlement cards, e.g.  Safety Net, Veterans’ Affairs, Pension Card. If not presented, full costs will be charged
  • Current medications in their original containers and prescriptions, including repeat forms
  • Relevant x-rays, scans, pathology/blood test results or films
  • Payment for estimated gap between fund benefits and hospital fees, or total estimated costs of hospitalisation if you do not have private health insurance
  • Any paperwork not already forwarded to the hospital
  • For a child - favourite toy, formula, bottle and any special dietary needs (if applicable)
  • Sleepwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Toiletries and personal articles, e.g. sanitary pads (if applicable)
  • Comfortable day clothes
  • Any aids, such as walking stick and hearing aids
DO NOT (unless advised by your doctor):
  • Eat or drink anything after midnight for morning surgery
  • Eat or drink anything after 7am for afternoon surgery – (a light breakfast prior to 7am is acceptable e.g. tea and toast)
  • Smoke cigarettes or chew gum
  • Wear jewellery (a wedding ring and watch are permitted)
  • Bring valuables (e.g. a mobile phone and large amounts of cash)
  • Wear make-up or nail polish
Day procedure patients (additional information)
  • Please shower on the day of admission, before coming to the hospital
  • Wear garments that are clean, comfortable and easy to remove
  • Check with your nurse before informing relatives/friends of the time that you should be picked up
Further Information

Please visit the relevant pages for more details on what to bring, preparing for your stay, organising discharge and other useful information:
If you have any further questions, please contact the admissions office on (02) 9356 0200 or visit our FAQ page.