Linacre Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Pre admission at Linacre Private Hospital

You will enjoy the highest standards of care during your stay. Our understanding and caring team are always ready to help you.


Clerical pre-admission

Pre-admission is an important part of your hospital care. To ensure we can confirm your admission, financial and other arrangements, we ask that you:

  • Fill in the online admission form, or complete the admission form that you would have received from your doctor, as soon as possible and send it back to the hospital.

    Please have the following ready when you fill in your admission form:
    • personal/Next of Kin details
    • Medicare Card
    • funding details (eg DVA, Private health insurance, workcover or self-funding)
    • benefit details (eg pharmacy benefit card or pension card)
    • your GP contact details
    • item numbers if these were quoted by doctors’ rooms
    • information your doctor supplied to you re implantable medical devices (eg prosthetic and disposables) – If applicable.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Ramsay Health Hub Customer Care on 1800 716 688, or email

Please forward your Doctor’s consent and referral forms to us so that we can process your admission

If you have private health cover, please contact your health fund prior to admission to check for any excess or waiting periods. We know that health and billing charges can be difficult to understand and we are happy to assist in any way we can. However, we also advise that you seek independent clarification from your doctor and health fund.

Preadmission clinic

If you are having a major surgical procedure you may be asked to attend a preadmission clinic at the hospital. A nurse specialist will speak with you about your hospital stay, your operation, previous surgical and medical history, what to bring to hospital, as well as answer your questions and help you with any concerns you may have. The preadmission clinic helps you feel more comfortable, prepared and confident about what will happen during your stay, so it is a very valuable part of the process.

Discharge planning will also be addressed at this clinic (who will care for you at home on discharge, who will take you home, etc). You are welcome to bring a relative or friend to this clinic.

On the day of admission

Please check in with the Main Reception at the time indicated by your doctor.

Your doctor will inform you of the scheduled time for your surgery and subsequent ‘nil by mouth’ time. This means nothing to eat or drink, including water, prior to your operation.

Please bring with you into hospital anything applicable to your admission including:

  • health fund number / details (if applicable)
  • Medicare card
  • regular medications in their original packaging
  • pension health benefits card (if applicable)
  • pharmaceutical benefits card (if applicable)
  • relevant x-rays and / or test results
  • for a child - favourite toy, formula, bottle and any special dietary needs (if applicable)
  • slippers
  • night attire
  • toiletries
  • method for settling your account, we do not accept AMEX or personal cheques
  • please do not bring valuables

DO NOT (unless your doctor gives you special instructions):

  • eat or drink anything after midnight for morning surgery
  • eat or drink anything after 7am for afternoon surgery – (a light breakfast prior to 7am is acceptable, such as tea and toast)
  • smoke cigarettes or chew gum
  • wear jewellery, wedding rings and watches are permitted
  • bring valuables, such as a mobile phone or large amounts of cash
  • wear make-up or nail polish

Day procedure patients (additional information)

  • please shower on the day of admission before coming to the Day Procedure Unit and put on clean clothes
  • wear garments that are comfortable and easy to remove
  • check with your nurse before informing relatives or friends regarding the time that you should be picked up