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The hospital booking system manages patient admissions, transfers and discharges. The system schedules theatre cases, procedures and pre-admission appointments. Once a booking is confirmed the patient receives a confirmation letter, hospital brochure and pre-admission information. Patients also receive assistance with informed financial consent, notifying them of any out-of-pocket expenses associated with the admission.
It is the responsibility of the admitting/treating doctor to provide informed consent to the patient. The Mater Hospital is responsible for ensuring that this process takes place. The doctor providing the informed consent enters the procedure or treatment to be performed in the provision of information to patient field located on the back of the booking form and signs the form indicating they have provided the information. If the doctor has not signed the consent in this area, then it is their responsibility to do so on the day of admission.
Doctors are requested to provide day surgery patients with:
Should the patient complete the paperwork in the surgery it can be forwarded with the booking form.