What do I need to take to hospital?

We suggest you pack:

  • medicines you’re taking, including prescription and non-prescription – please have a written list of your medication and doses and times taken.
  • X-rays or medical images
  • specialist’s letters or referrals
  • your hospital’s pre-admission pack (if you received one).         

If you’re staying in hospital overnight, here are some suggested items (and remember to keep valuable personal items at home):


  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Slippers (non-slip)
  • Day clothes


  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Antiseptic soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant


  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Personal music player

If you are having breast surgery:

  • Bring your post-op pillow
  • Post-op exercise instruction sheet
  • Post-operative bras

Before hospital checklist  

  • Check your health fund for your level of cover including any waiting periods, exclusions, minimum benefits, excess or co-payments.
  • Be prepared to pay any of these out of pocket expenses to the hospital on arrival.
  • Ensure that you have completed your preadmission hospital forms received from Dr Gault, or alternatively on line on the Pindara private hospital website (preferred).
  • Confirm your admission time with Dr Gault’s reception prior to admission day.
  • Follow the link provided to obtain more information about pre-admission and to access the online admission form:

Please contact our friendly staff if you have any questions regarding your admission or hospital stay on 07 5539 3999.