Your Rights and Responsibilities (English)
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As a private patient in a public hospital you will enjoy a number of benefits and help your hospital.
By electing to be admitted into The Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a private patient you will enjoy the advantages of:
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital provides all patients with the highest possible quality and standard of care. The income we receive from your health fund helps to improve hospital facilities update equipment and provide staff education and training.
As a private patient you are able to choose your doctor(s) provided that the doctor has rights of private practice at this hospital, and is available. Where your doctor of choice is unavailable, you can still experience a private stay in our hospital and be treated by the doctor on duty.
Medical service fees are those fees that may be charged by your doctor, surgeon, anaesthetist, and/or pathology or radiology departments.
The hospital will lodge all of your claims to Medicare and your health fund on your behalf (where possible). Once hospital accounts are paid, you will receive a patient claim statement from your health fund providing details of all charges paid.
Our patient liaison officer can confirm your level of health fund cover and let you know whether you are covered for your hospital stay. Please ask our patient liaison officer if you have any questions relating to your health fund cover or costs relating to your admission.
Yes, if you do not have private health insurance, you can still elect to be a private patient. As a self-funded patient you will be responsible for meeting any costs incurred during your hospital stay that are not covered by Medicare.
Hospital staff are available to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to be admitted as a private patient please let our staff know.
A hospital representative will assist you to complete the necessary forms and help you make an informed choice to be admitted as a private patient.
All you need to do is provide:
Our patient liaison officer can be contacted on:
Phone: (08) 8222 6000, pager 6585.
Monday to Saturday between 7:00am and 3:00pm.