General Internal Medicine has 2 wards at Western Hospital (Footscray) and 2 wards at Sunshine Hospital.
Western Hospital (Footscray)
03 8345 9310
03 8345 0143
Visiting hours are from 2.00pm until 8.00 pm.
Patients who are medically ready to leave hospital must leave the ward by 10.00 am.
Sometimes patients will be sent to our designated discharge centre and can be picked up from there.
Please bring all relevant information (if you have it):
Private Health Insurance details
Safety Net card or Seniors Health card
TAC Claim details
Workcover Claim details
Other important personal items that you need to bring include:
All current medicines including prescriptions, medicines bought at a supermarket or health food shop and any herbal medication
Essential medical equipment eg: CPAP machine
All relevant x-rays, scans
Loose comfortable clothing and sleep wear for hospital
Toiletries - including toothpaste, soap, deodorant, etc
Health aids (ie; walking frame, hearing aid, etc)
I have organised someone to take me to hospital
I have organized for someone to pick me up when I am ready to leave hospital
I have organised for someone to stay with me when I go home from hospital
I have packed all of my current medicines
I have left all valuables safely with family/friends/home rather than bring them into hospital
I have packed loose comfortable clothing and sleep wear and non-lip footwear for hospital
I have packed enough toiletries for my stay in hospital