Information on admissions, surgery and your stay in hospital
Along with NSW Health, we offer a range of services to people who are going to hospital, including transport for isolated patients and information on the process of going to hospital, questions to ask your doctor and information about admissions.
There are more than 230 public hospitals and health services in New South Wales. Visit NSW Health’s page, My Stay in Hospital, to learn more about:
- Getting admitted
- Your admission choices
- Day only admission
- Day of surgery admission
- Preparing for surgery
- During your stay
- Getting an interpreter
- Questions to ask your doctor
- Questions to ask the specialist
You may have private health insurance that you would like to use while you are in hospital. Learn more about why everyone benefits with private health insurance.
If you or someone you know is going to hospital, it’s also important to be aware of the risks of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), and how to prevent them, as they are an ever-present factor in every health system. My Stay in Hospital provides a range of information on how this risk can be reduced.
We do our best to ensure our hospitals maintain a high standard of safety. You are welcome to learn more about the safety of our hospitals.
Understanding Your Rights
Everyone seeking or receiving healthcare in Australia has certain rights and responsibilities that are important to contributing to safe, high quality care. Patients, families and carers working together with the Healthcare team will lead to the best possible outcomes.
The Charter describes the rights that consumers, or someone they care for, can expect when receiving health care.
For more information: