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Welcome to Minchinbury Community Hospital. We look forward to welcoming you and enhancing your wellbeing.

What to Bring for Your Stay

  • Any letter(s) from your doctor relating to your procedure
  • A list of your current medications
  • Supply of own medications that you are currently taking
  • Any X-ray or test results relevant to your procedure
  • Health Fund details
  • Medicare/Pension/Concession cards
  • Safety Net card
  • Veterans Affairs Entitlement card
  • Night attire, dressing gown and slippers (not applicable for Day surgery procedures)
  • Comfortable day clothes, including walking shoes
  • Swimsuit for hydrotherapy

Personal toiletries (not applicable for Day surgery procedures)

Nutritious Meals

Attractively presented and nutritionally balanced meals are a feature of Minchinbury Community Hospital. A qualified dietitian is also available if you have any special dietary needs.

Minchinbury Community Hospital has a Food Safety Plan prepared in accordance with the NSW Food Authority, and have been allocated an A rating.

To ensure our menu is safe and hygienic there are certain high risk foods that will not be served, such as:

  • Foods containing raw or partially cooked eggs
  • Chilled seafood such as raw oysters, smoked or ready to eat salmon or ready to eat cooked prawns
  • Soft cheeses such as brie, camembert, fetta and blue vein
  • Pate, liverwurst or other meat spreads
  • Certain fresh produce that cannot be easily washed and sanitised

It is requested that visitors do not bring in the high risk foods outlined above.

Amenities

WiFi

WiFi is available for patient use. Please ask a member of the Administration staff for access.

Television and Foxtel

Televisions and Foxtel are provided to all patients.

Telephones

Each patient has his/her own telephone and local calls are free.

Mail

Mail is distributed daily to wards. Outgoing mail is posted daily.

Newspapers

Newspapers are delivered to the hospital daily.

Smoking

This hospital is a smoke-free environment. For the comfort of the patients and to assist with a speedy recovery, patients and visitors are requested not to smoke in the hospital or on hospital grounds. Smoking is not only a health hazard, but can be a potential fire hazard in hospitals.

Toiletries

Toiletries are available for purchase from the chemist. Please ask your Registered Nurse to arrange for delivery.

Alcohol

Wine is offered on the dinner menu. Alcohol in moderation is permitted only with your doctor’s permission and when not contra-indicated by medication or other treatment.

Clergy

Representatives of all denominations may be contacted through the Registered Nurse.

Justice of the Peace

Similarly, should you require the services of a Justice of the Peace, your Registered Nurse will make enquiries on your behalf. Hospital staff are not permitted to ‘witness’ documentation.

Patient Fees

Minchinbury Community Hospital has provider agreements with the Department of Veteran Affairs, and all major Health Funds, who will cover your treatment costs depending on your level of cover.

Once we have received your referral we can provide you with an estimate of any out-of-pocket expenses you may be responsible for. All out of pocket expenses must be paid prior to your discharge.

Prior approval is required for compensable patients i.e. WorkCover, Third Party.

A holding deposit is required on admission for all patients, this is to cover any added expenses such as X-rays, pharmacy or phone calls that might be raised during hospitalisation.

If you do not have private health insurance please contact our Administration team prior to your admission to obtain an estimate of the cost of your stay. The whole estimate is required to be paid on admission.