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Information For Patients

Booking In

Fees for your sleep study will be discussed with you upon booking. Medicare and/or your private health fund may provide a partial reimbursement if you have adequate cover. Please enquire when making your booking.

Preparing for your study

What to bring for your sleep study

  • Any health fund or entitlement cards, e.g. Medicare, Safety Net, Veterans’ Affairs. If proof of entitlements are not presented, full costs will be charged
  • 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
  • Medication you require in their original containers
  • Clothing for the next day
  • Sleepwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Personal toiletries
  • Reading material and/or activity books
  • For a child – favourite toy, formula, bottle and any special dietary needs (if applicable)

It is recommended that you do not bring:

  • Valuables, including jewellery or large sums of money (unless settling your account in cash on admission)
  • Unnecessary items and clothing, or large luggage

The day of your study

PREPARING FOR YOUR STUDY

  • Please ensure you arrive at the hospital with clean hair (no hair spray, mousse or gel)
  • To avoid interference with monitoring your blood oxygen levels, please remove nail polish and false fingernails 

YOUR ARRIVAL

Sleep Centre patients are permitted to park overnight on the hospital grounds in the visitor parking. Please go to the hospital’s main reception desk where you will be admitted.

Your Stay

ROOMS

St Luke’s Private Hospital Sleep Centre patient rooms are private rooms with ensuite facilities. For the comfort of our patients, all rooms are furnished with a TV, Foxtel, telephone, air conditioning and have free Wi-Fi access. Sleep Centre patients also have access to a large ‘common room’ with a TV and child play area.

MEALS

Enjoy a delicious evening meal and breakfast created by our professional chefs. If you usually have alcohol with your evening meal, you are welcome to do so.

VISITORS

Visitors are welcome at St Luke’s Private Hospital until 8.00pm. For paediatric sleep studies, we ask that one parent stays overnight with their child. If you require accommodation for other family members, we offer onsite accommodation in our Nightingale Apartments. Click here for more information.

SLEEP STUDY SET UP

After you arrive at the hospital and have dinner, a sleep technician will place a number of sensors on your head, face and body. You are free to move around your room and the ward until you wish to go to bed, where the technician will apply more sensors, connect all equipment and ensure everything is calibrated.

Leaving the Hospital

You will be woken around 5.30am to be disconnected from the sensors. Breakfast is provided, and you are welcome to shower before leaving the hospital. Please ensure your room is vacated by 7.00am. This allows us to start preparing for the next patient.

The results of your study will be analysed then sent to your referring doctor.