What is pre-admissions?
For your convenience and to make your admission on the day of your surgery faster and less stressful, please take advantage of the pre-admission clinic on the ground floor.
The purpose of the pre-admission clinic is to process and complete the necessary documentation for your forthcoming admission, prior to your actual admission, streamlining the admission process on the actual day.
It provides an opportunity for the nursing sister to identify issues both from a health, administrative and logistical point of view which otherwise may delay your admission and to ensure that you are fully informed about the admission procedure. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and all address any concerns you may have in advance, helping to make your arranged admission as pleasant and speedy as possible.
The pre-admission clinic is on the ground floor next to Reception and is open weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00.
Please remember that is your responsibility to obtain a pre-authorisation number from your medical aid prior to admission. They will also notify you of any co-payments and deductibles which will be for your account, and payable on admission. The pre-admission staff will be able to assist you with this.
Going to a hospital is very stressful for any person, therefore it is important to take visit the pre–admissions clinic to address any questions, and also to test whether you are ready for a procedure. However, most importantly for medical aid patients to get pre-authorisation. Take advantage of the pre-admissions clinic so that all your concerns could be addressed prior to your admission.
What to bring on admission:
To ensure your admission and stay is as pleasurable as possible, the following essentials should be packed:
- Medical Aid Card
- SA Identification Document
- Admission letter from specialist
- X-rays / Scans
- Chronic medication in original packaging
- Overnight bag with toiletries, sleepwear, and cotton underwear
- Medical aid authorisation number
- Emergency contact person information (name, relationship, and telephone number)
- Laptop lock (if you bring your laptop)
- Comfortable clothes
- Cellphone charger
What NOT to bring with you:
- Large amounts of cash
- Electronic equipment