Direct to Private Hospital GP Medical Admissions - Commencing 30th October
A one step referral service
Phone 02 8837 9137 (between 9am & 5pm)
Westmead Private Hospital is an ideal solution for privately insured patients who need ongoing care in a comforting and private environment. Our Direct to Hospital GP Medical Admissions Program means patients can be admitted directly to hospital with one phone call from the GP surgery – avoiding those lengthy waits in emergency rooms.
Under the Direct to Hospital GP Medical Admissions Program, patients are managed by a General Physician in hospital and there is a multi-disciplinary approach to care.
Patients we commonly treat in our Medical Admissions Ward include:
- Wound management (IV antibiotics, dressings)
- Ulcers & cellulitis
- Investigation of shortness of breath
- Difficult to control blood pressure or Diabetes
Patients who are not suitable for admission include those with chest pain, those suspected of a heart attack or other condition which require intensive workup. Patients over the age of 80 or requiring significant allied health input will need to be screened.
Westmead Private Hospital has excellent outcomes for infection, hand hygiene and patient satisfaction – compared to Australia’s national hospital benchmark. Our clinical outcomes can be – viewed here.