If applicable, please follow your Doctor's instructions regarding fasting and management of your usual medications. We ask that you bring all medication, including vitamins and supplements you are currently taking, in the original dispensed packaging with repeat authority/prescriptions and give these to the nursing staff on admission.
It is very helpful if you can provide a typed list of current medications from your GP. Knowing what medications you are taking is important information for people caring for you during your hospital stay.
On the day of your admission, please present to the reception desk located close to the main entrance of the hospital. After you have been registered, you will be transferred to an appropriate admission area. In some cases you may be admitted directly to your room.
If you are being admitted for a surgical procedure, you may meet with your Anaesthetist and be prepared for your surgery. After this, you will go to the operating theatre.
Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and to keep jewellery to a minimum. We recommend not bringing any valuables to hospital with you.
If you are undergoing a day procedure, you must have a responsible adult accompany you home and stay with you overnight after discharge. We will be able to advise you at the time of admission of the approximate time that you will be ready to leave the hospital.
If you are an overnight patient, your expected discharge date and time will be discussed with you during your stay.
This is a quick and easy app for family and friends to track the progress of a patient during their stay in an ACHA Hospital. The app provides updates on location through theatre, recovery and the patient's return to the ward. The ward name, room number and in some cases the phone extension number are included in the information displayed. If there is a change of wards and/or rooms during the hospital stay, Patient Finder will display the updated location.
Patient Admission Status
The following list shows general Patient Admission Statuses displayed in this system:
(2) Admitted to Hospital
(3) Transferred to Room
(4) On Leave from Hospital
(5) Returned to Room
(6) Discharged from Hospital
Patient Theatre Status
If the hospital admission requires a visit to Theatre, the following statuses are indicative of the status progression displayed by this system, but may vary depending on the nature of the admission:
(1) Awaiting Theatre
(2) In Theatre receiving Anaesthetic
(3) In Theatre
(4) In ICU; or
(5) In Theatre Recovery (await further notice)
(6) Ready to Exit Theatre
(7) Exited Theatre
Visitor & Phone Status
Please note: If a patient requires rest, a Visitor Status and/or Phone Status will be displayed indicating the patient is unavailable, regardless of the general hospital Visiting Hours.
Please note: It is the responsibility of the patient to provide the Patient Finder link and patient admission number to their families and friends. ACHA take no responsibility for the distribution of the Patient Finder link or patient admission number to anyone that is not the admitted patient. Every effort is made to keep a patients status up to date, however at times there may be delays to accommodate for a patients movement throughout the hospital.