The reasons for admission to ward NW1 may include:
Services offered – our team of health professionals who are all specialised in movement disorders include:
If you hold a current Medicare card who will not be charged a fee when you use the inpatient services.
Pharmacy provides all medications at no cost for inpatient stays. At discharge, pharmacy will supply you with one month’s worth of medications. This will be charged to the patient as per the standard PBS rate (concession rate if applicable).
If you need to attend another hospital, for example Monash Medical Centre Clayton, for scans or other investigations while an inpatient at Kingston Centre, you will not incur any costs.
The specialist from the Kingston Centre’s Movement Disorders Clinic will arrange for your admission to the North West 1 ward located at the Kingston Centre.
You will receive a phone call from the Monash Health bed access department when a bed is available.
The wait time for a bed, depending on the demand, can vary from days to weeks. If your admission is considered to be urgent, the specialist will bring your admission day forward.
The Monash Health bed access department will contact you the day before or on the day that a bed becomes available.
Your GP will be sent a summary letter after your stay in NW1. This letter will summarise the main interventions that you received while you were an inpatient plus your ongoing medical plan.