Medicare and private health insurance
Royal North Shore Hospital accommodates patients who choose to be treated as Medicare patients, and those who choose to be treated as a private patient within a public hospital.
Using your private health insurance as an inpatient at Royal North Shore Hospital entitles you to an extensive range of services and benefits designed to make your hospitalisation easier:
- Choice of doctor
- Request a private room (if available)
- Free television
Please contact the patient liaison officers if you wish to know more about the terms and conditions.
Private patient services
Contact - patient liaison officers
Telephone: (02) 9463 2264
We recommend you stop smoking at least three weeks (ideally eight) before your surgery. This is a good time to decide to quit altogether. For help to quit smoking speak with your doctor, call the Quitline, or visit
www.icanquit.com.au. More details on smoking is available