If you come to the Emergency Department of the Mount Gambier & District Health Service (MGDHS) seeking assistance, you will be seen and treated by public hospital staff in the first instance, unless your private doctor has made prior arrangements to see you at the hospital.
If you are seen and treated by the public hospital medical staff in the Emergency Department and you require admission AND wish to be admitted as a private patient, the staff will assist you in contacting your private doctor.
Your private doctor MUST accept you as his/her patient and in doing so, agree to take responsibility for your care. You cannot be admitted as a private patient in either the public or private hospital unless that occurs.
An Emergency Private Patient Toiletry pack is available for patients who are unexpectedly admitted by the Emergency Department to the private hospital.