Our Patients

Darwin Private Hospital offers private and shared facilities with an ensuite in each room.  All our private and shared rooms have personal bedside televisions, telephones and nurse call facilities.  Local calls are free of charge and mobile calls/STD calls are charged at the current rate and are payable on discharge.

Other facilities include:

  • Private & shared rooms allocated depending on availability and clinical need
  • Private bathrooms
  • Visitors’ lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Television (Choice of 10 Foxtel network channels available)
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Meals service
  • Visitor and disabled parking
  • Interpreter service if required

Newspapers can be provided upon request for an addional cost.  There is a cafe located in the ground floor where food and beverages can be purchased. The florist located on the ground floor has a selection of snacks and magazines available for purchase.

Patient Information Directories are located in each of the rooms

Food Service

A nutritionally balanced diet is essential in restoring and maintaining health. Darwin Private Hospitals catering service boasts the skills of three qualified Chefs and an excellent supports staff who will be happy to assist you in your daily meal choices and deliver your choice of tasty and carefully prepared  meals. If you have special dietary requirements, please advise our menu coordinator when your menu is checked and collected each morning.

Meal delivery times have been chosen for minimum disruption to patient routines.

Breakfast is served around 7:30am

Lunch 12 Noon

Dinner around 5:30pm

Morning and afternoon tea is also served.

All meals are prepared with gluten free sauces and gravy. An extensive range of gluten free foods and menu choices is available.

Vending machines are also available throughout the hospital if you would like additional snacks or can be ordered through the cafe.

Mail

Any mail received for you during your inpatient stay will be delivered to you each day.  Please ask your friends and relatives to include your first name as well as your surname and the name of your ward when writing to you to ensure there is no delay in receiving mail.

Stamped mail may be left at the ward nurses station for posting.  Stamps may be purchased at the gift shop on the ground floor or from the hospitality services trolley.

Meals

Medical Certificates

Should you require a medical certificate for any reason you will need to ask your doctor. If you require assistance in organising this, please ask one of our friendly staff who will be happy to advise the doctor of your requirement.

Medication

Please ensure you bring your current prescriptions and medications with you.  You will also need your pension, concession or safety net card if you have one.  If new medications are prescribed while you are in hospital, they will be provided for you.  Drugs prescribed for pre-existing ailments or principally for discharge will be charged to your account with payment required at the time of discharge.  Pharmacists are available to assist in arranging medication supplies and counselling patients on their use.  Dressing that may be required on discharge can be purchased from the ground floor pharmacy.

Mobile telephones

Mobile telephones can interfere with medical equipment and we would prefer you keep your mobile telephone use to a minimum.

Money and valuables

Whilst every care is taken to ensure the security of patients personal belongings, we strongly recommend that you do not bring large sums of money or valuables to hospital.

Smoking

Darwin Private Hospital has designated smoking areas. Please ask staff for locations

Surveys

Your thoughts and opinions are importance to us.  You will find a customer service survey in the brochure holder near your bed. Please feel free to let us know what you think about our services and how they might be improved.

Wifi

Darwin Private hospital provides Free Wifi Service to all patients and visitors.

Network name- Healthscope- Wifi

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