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Going to hospital

If you're going to hospital, you probably have many questions. What should I bring? What should I do about my regular medications? What care can I expect during my stay?

See the below articles and booklets to answer your questions and make your hospital stay as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible. We wish you all the very best for your hospital stay.


Patient First resources

Patient First resources for Aboriginal people

Translated information – 8 simple steps to keep safe during your hospital stay

Where to get help

  • See your doctor, obstetrician, child health nurse or midwife
  • Talk to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist
  • Phone the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline on 1800 882 436
  • Phone the Mental Health Emergency Response Line – Perth metro 1300 55 788 or Peel 1800 676 822
  • Phone Rural Link, an after-hours mental health phone service for rural communities, on 1800 552 002
  • Phone the Post and Antenatal Depression Association helpline on 1300 726 306 (9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday)
  • Phone the Parenting Line on 1800 654 432
  • Visit healthdirect (external site) or call 1800 022 222

More information

Video – Going to hospital

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Read the video transcript – Going to hospital.

Last reviewed: 24-01-2023

Patient Safety and Clinical Quality

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.