BENDIGO HOSPITAL

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Leaving Hospital

Going Home
Discharge is usually between 10am and 10.30am

Discharge Lounge
The Discharge Lounge is located via Drought Street (near the Emergency Department entrance) in the new Bendigo Hospital campus and is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 4.30 pm (excluding public holidays). 

The service offers a place for you to wait while your discharge arrangements are finalised. The team assists with organising transport, contacting relatives, booking appointments and last minute requirements.

Light refreshments are available and your relatives can drive to the Emergency Department entrance to collect you.  

Contact us

Ground East - Bendigo Hospital campus

100 Barnard Street
Bendigo , VIC 3550

Access via Mercy Street.

Phone: 03 5454 6000


Transport home
Transport home is the responsibility of the patient or family/carer. Please ensure that arrangements have been made prior to your discharge and discuss any issues with the staff caring for you.
 
Ambulance transport
Ambulance transport is only available if you have complex clinical needs as advised by medical staff. The service is only available if you are an ambulance subscriber or pensioner.

Follow up services
If you require additional support at home, a referral will be made to either Bendigo Health community services or another provider. Services include post acute care, hospital in the home and transition care. Outpatient appointments may also be arranged after you are discharged.

Inpatient rehabilitation
A therapist may visit your home and recommend equipment or changes to your home set up. Recommendations may also be made for assistance with housework, shopping, personal care and referral to other community services.

Community services
If you require additional support at home, a referral will be made to either Bendigo Health Community Services or another provider.

Patient Accounts:
Patient accounts can be paid by mail or in person.
 
If paying by mail, please send to:-
 
                            Bendigo Health
                            PO Box 126
                            Bendigo 3552
 
If you are paying in person, please go to the accounts desk at :-
 
                            Bendigo Hospital campus  
                    or    
                            Anne Caudle Centre campus 
 
For all enquiries regarding patient accounts, please call 5454 6000.

Public patients
Except for discharge medicines, hospital and medical costs are covered for public patients.

Private patients
Private patients and their health funds are responsible for hospital accommodation costs and for the payment of accounts rendered by medical practitioners

WorkCover, Transport Accident Commission and Occupational Health and Safety patients
Please provide your claim number or complete the appropriate forms and submit them to your employer or the Transport Accident Commission.

Hospice Evaluation Unit
Private patients will receive advice at admission regarding your account.

 
 
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