Patients going to hospital
If you're going to hospital, you probably have a lot of questions. What should I bring? What should I do about my regular medications? What care can I expect during my stay?
- Going to hospital
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support
- Specialist doctor appointment
- Nurse Navigators
- How to access health care if you're visiting from another region
- Staying in hospital
- Your health record
- Leaving hospital
- Your healthcare rights and responsibilities
- Health costs, insurance and financial support
Visiting someone in hospital
The visiting hours depend on the hospital and ward.
Find out more about visiting someone in hospital.
Get help with travel costs
The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme helps with travel and accommodation costs for patients who need to use specialist medical services that aren't available in their local area.
If you live in a rural and remote area, and have to travel more than 50 km to your local public hospital, you may be eligible for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme.
Read more about the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme on the Queensland Government website.
Raise concerns about a patient's health (Ryan's Rule)
Ryan's Rule is a 3-step escalation process to support patients of any age, their families and carers. It's used to raise concerns if a patient's health condition is getting worse or not improving as well as expected.
Read more about Ryan's Rule escalation process on the Clinical Excellence Queensland website.
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Last updated: February 2023