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Patients & Visitors

Your Admission

Admission to Mount Gambier Private Hospital is arranged through your private specialist, local GP or via the Emergency Department according to availability and your doctor’s private admitting rights.

To be admitted as a Private Patient and to be cared for by the doctor of your choice, three conditions must exist:

  1. Your doctor must agree to accept you as a private patient; and
  2. The doctor that you choose must have admitting rights to the hospital for the type of medical problem or procedure for which you need emergency or non-urgent care; and 
  3. An inpatient bed must be available in the private hospital.

Cultural, Religious or Spiritual Needs

The Mount Gambier Private Hospital is non-discriminative and cares for all patients irrespective of religion or nationality. Ministers and Priests from local churches visit our facility multiple times weekly. In addition, special arrangements can be made on request. A meditation room is located on hospital premises and bibles are accessible. Please ask staff for any further information or if you have any other specific cultural, religious or spiritual needs during your stay.

Furthermore, if you do not wish to receive visits from religious groups, please notify staff during your admission.


Mail is delivered to patients daily.  Please ask that family and friends address your mail with the word ‘PATIENT’ preceding your full name. It is also helpful for the Private Hospital to be included in address. 

Any mail that arrives following your discharge from the health service will be forwarded to the address recorded on admission.