How to Refer a Patient
For a General Practitioner to have a patient admitted to Wangaratta Private Hospital they must either refer to a specialist or obtain admitting rights with the hospital.
In order to obtain admitting rights at Wangaratta Private Hospital please contact the Executive PA on 03 5723 0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application form and a copy of the hospitals Facility Rules.
Admitting to Wangaratta Private Hospital
Specialist consulting suites are supplied with Pre-Admission Packs which you are able to supply to your patients following consultation. For elective admissions, the completed kit may be returned to the hospital by either your rooms or by the patient. Admissions staff then processes the information and the patient is booked in. Patients will be contacted by the hospital with their admission details and given a quote for any out of pocket expenses.
For non-elective admissions, the Manager of Acute Care or the After Hours Coordinators may be contacted on 03 5723 0950 to determine bed availability and to provide patient details including:
- Date of Birth
- Insurance / Fund / Payment details
- Requirement for an operating theatre
All patients will be required to present insurance details, show proof of Work Cover / TAC approval or if self-insured pay the estimated cost of their stay prior to admission.
The operating suites are covered by an on-call service after hours and are available for emergency surgery by the mutual convenience of the surgeon, the anaesthetist and the operating suite staff.
The hospital provides inpatient facilities for a range of medical practitioners in the following disciplines:
- General Medicine
- General Surgery
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Oral Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Radiology – Wangaratta X-Ray
- Symbion (Dorevitch) Pathology
Allied Health Services
The following services are available at Wangaratta Private Hospital:
- Diabetes Education
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech Pathology
- Stomal Therapy