Details of your appointment will be contained in your admission letter, including where to go when you arrive at the hospital.

View our hospital map to find your way round.

What to bring

Please be sure to bring with you:

  • your admission letter
  • your Medicare card and your private hospital insurance card, if you have one
  • details of your employer and the date, time and place of your accident, if you are covered by Workers’ Compensation or the Motor Vehicle Insurance Trust
  • the name and address of your GP
  • emergency contact details of your next-of-kin
  • any medications you may be taking
  • any x-rays or scans that may be related to your condition
  • pyjamas or nightgowns, dressing gown and slippers (non-slip sole), as it is important for footwear to be worn at all times
  • mobility aids such as a walking frame
  • personal toiletries such as soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving kit and tissues
  • items to help you sleep, such as an eye mask or earplugs
  • familiar items such as photos
  • a small amount of money for items such as newspapers, magazines, telephone calls and to hire a television.

Please do not bring jewellery, other valuables or excess cash to hospital, as we will not be responsible for any loss of valuables or cash kept in the ward.

Do bring in your personal items in a small bag that can fit into the storage space provided. Medium to large suitcases will not fit storage areas in patient rooms and will need to be taken away by a relative or friend. Long term patients at the State Rehabilitation Service may have more storage available to them and should speak to rehabilitation staff prior to admission.

Electronic devices must be tagged by our staff before you plug them in to the electric sockets in your room. Please ask our staff for more information on arrival.

Making your hospital stay safer

To make your hospital stay safer, we encourage you to review the patient safety cards (PDF 900KB). They are available in 13 different languages, including Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, FilipinoTagalog, Italian, Karen, Simplified Chinese, Persion Farsi, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese. If you require translations into other languages this be arranged by speaking to your ward staff. These cards are also available by your bedside for easy access.

Where possible during your stay, you will be accommodated on a specialty ward relating to your condition. However, sometimes there may be a requirement to relocate patients to other wards to create capacity for a patient in greater clinical need of a specialty ward. Please be assured that if this occurs, your care and ongoing health requirements will continue to met no matter where you are located.

Please note, some patients may be transferred to Fremantle Hospital if they no longer require acute care but still need ongoing recovery in hospital. Your nursing staff will advise you if you are likely to be transferred.

On the ward

Please tell the ward staff if you have any special needs, such as hearing or vision impairments or nutritional requirements.

The plastic wristband you receive must be worn at all times and not removed until you have been discharged. Please tell ward staff if your identifying information is incorrect or illegible.

It is important to let ward staff know if you plan to leave the ward for any period of time for any reason.

Nictone replacement therapy

Fiona Stanley Hospital is a smoke-free site. Patients, staff and visitors are not allowed to smoke anywhere on the site; however, some exceptions are made for mental health patients.

Your admitting doctor will be available to discuss nicotine replacement therapy if needed.

Contact details and more information

If you have any queries about your admission, please telephone our HelpDesk on 6152 2222.


Our Patient information booklet (PDF 1MB) contains information available on the Your hospital stay pages on our website. It is also available in each patient room.

Patient info booklet

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