What to expect

If you're going to hospital, you probably have a lot of questions. Find out what to expect when you go to hospital for a specialist appointment, surgery and emergency.

  • Emergency department

    Our emergency departments operate 24 hours a day, providing specialised care to patients with a serious illness or injury.

  • Specialist doctor appointments

    We provide specialist outpatient services. Find out what to expect before, during and after your specialist doctor appointment.

  • Surgery

    Find out what your surgery will involve and what you need to do before it.

Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme

If you need help with the costs for travelling to a hospital for specialist services, read about the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme. You may also be able to have some appointments using Telehealth.

Last updated: March 2023