Your admission to hospital

Your admission to Cabrini will be arranged by your doctor’s office. Once it's confirmed that you need to be admitted to hospital your doctor will provide you with the Your stay at Cabrini information booklet and the following forms: 

  • Patient registration form
  • Patient health questionnaire (Cabrini Malvern only)
  • Acknowledgement of consent

Alternatively, you can also complete our patient registration form online. Click the below link to access our online patient portal. 

Cabrini Patient Portal

Need help

If you require any help with these forms please contact Patient Services on (03) 9508 1466 between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday. Any queries of a medical nature should be directed to your doctor.

Preadmission checks

  • A preadmission telephone interview is required for all surgical patients who are staying overnight at our Malvern and Brighton hospitals
  • If you are undergoing complex surgery, you may also need to visit the Preadmission Clinic where a family member is welcome to accompany you
  • Our preadmission team will provide you with information about your forthcoming hospital stay and help plan for your return home
  • Your doctor will confirm your admission time and advise you of any special instructions, fasting and medications prior to surgery
  • Interpreters may be arranged through the nursing staff. Please notify Cabrini prior to admission if you need an interpreter

Check your insurance details

  • If you have private health cover, please contact your health fund to confirm that your admission is covered, and if there are any co-payments/excess which may apply to this admission
  • If you have a compensation claim such as WorkCover or TAC, please confirm your entitlement for this admission with your insurer
  • If you are uninsured or self-insured, please contact Patient Services Malvern on 9508 1789 or Brighton on 9508 5888 for an estimate of costs for hospitalisation which is payable on admission
  • Please ask your doctor to explain the medical fees which may incur

Maternity Services
A Cabrini midwife will contact you with information about our maternity services including childbirth education, breastfeeding clinic and domiciliary midwifery services.


What to bring with you

Clinical information

  • Any doctor/s letters, reports, notes, consent forms
  • All relevant x-rays and scans
  • All medication repeats and authority scripts
  • An up-to-date list of your current medications authorised by your general practitioner or pharmacist
  • All medications currently being taken, in the original labelled pharmacy container (including inhalers, patches, drops, injections and herbal/complementary medicines).

It is important for us to know what medicines you are taking. We also need to know if there have been any recent changes to your medicines.  

Learn more about your medicines

Insurance information

  • Healthcare card, Pharmaceutical Safety Net card
  • Health fund card, DVA card for veterans
  • Medicare card and pensioner concession card
  • Letter of authorisation for treatment from WorkCover or TAC

Personal belongings

  • Nightwear, dressing gown, slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Physical aids
  • For children: a favourite toy or book
  • For babies: disposable nappies and infant formula (two bottles)

Please do not bring valuables, large sums of money or jewellery. Cabrini does not accept responsibility for patients’ valuables or property brought into the hospital.


Advance Care Planning

If you have appointed an Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) and/or completed a Refusal of Treatment Certificate and wish them to be applied to your hospital admission, please inform the nurse on admission.

Learn more about Advance Care Planning

  • Acknowledgement of Consent

    If you are having a procedure, certain treatments or investigations including a blood transfusion, you are required to complete an Acknowledgement of Consent. Your doctor is responsible for ensuring you are adequately informed of the proposed treatment or procedure before completing the form.

    A brochure outlining the significant risks, benefits and alternatives to blood transfusion is available from the Nursing Preadmission Service or your ward nurse after admission. If a staff member is exposed to your blood or other body fluids through a sharps/needlestick injury or by other means, your permission will be sought to test your blood for infective agents that could have been transmitted.

  • Medical Treatment Act

    If you have appointed an Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment Act) and/or completed a Refusal of Treatment Certificate and want them applied to your hospital admission, please bring the forms with you and inform the nurse on your admission.

  • Privacy and medical information

    Cabrini is committed to protecting the privacy of its patients and has policies and procedures to govern the collection, use and disclosure, access to, and correction of, health information, as well as the security and retention of medical records.

    A brochure, "The privacy of your personal information", is available and explains our processes in more detail.

    If you would like further information, speak to the nurse manager of your ward, or call the Privacy Officer, Health Information Services. 

    • Cabrini Malvern: (03) 9508 1222
    • Cabrini Brighton: (03) 9508 5758
  • Veterans’ Services

    Cabrini has a Tier 1 rating with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. A Veterans’ Liaison Coordinator can offer assistance to veterans and their families and may be contacted as follows: 

    • Cabrini Malvern: (03) 9508 1591
    • Cabrini Brighton: 0409 154 319
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying

    At Cabrini, we believe doctors and other healthcare practitioners should not intentionally cause the death of a person in their care and should not assist a person in taking their own life. Cabrini will therefore not be participating in voluntary assisted dying for patients receiving care with us at our facilities or in their homes while under our care.

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