Before your Admission

Your care is our main priority. We endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible here at the Mater Private.

We have compiled a list of information to help you prepare for your stay, to plan what to pack and also, to help us plan for your admission.

Medication

The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin now operates a Patient’s Own Drugs Scheme where patients will be dispensed their own medications during their stay. Any required additional medication will be supplied to you by the hospital pharmacy. If you are currently taking any medications please bring the following with you on admission:

  • All medications or remedies you are taking in the original pharmacy container
  • Any high tech medicine
  • An up-to-date prescription list, if you have one

To ensure there is no interruption to your daily medication cycle, please supply all medication to the nursing staff on your ward.  They will take responsibility for your medication during your stay in the hospital.

Health Insurance

If you are attending the hospital under a private health insurance scheme. We advise you to check details of your cover prior to admission by contacting our Insurance Advice Team, who will confirm your level of cover and what, if any supplements or excess you may have to pay. You can contact us on 01-885 8856 or 885 8124, Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm.  If your cover requires you to pay a supplement or you do not have insurance, you will be asked to pay a deposit on admission. This will be offset against your final account. Charges are payable on the day the service is provided or on discharge, unless otherwise stated.

Medical Information

Please bring copies of any relevant information you may have e.g. xrays, records, reports.

Special Requirements

If you have special dietary, religious, disability or other requirements, please let us know in advance of your admission if you can so that we can meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to ask us for any help or additional information if you need it during your stay. We will do our best to make your stay more comfortable. It is important to us that you feel at ease in our care.

Personal Items

Following is a checklist of items to include when packing your bag: any toiletries and personal care items, bed wear, dressing gown and slippers, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aid and dentures (when you are here try to keep these in their protective containers when not in use to ensure that they do not become mislaid). If you are in a shared room you may need a small amount of cash for sundry items such as personal entertainment devices and headphones. Medication and towels are provided by the hospital. There is a small personal safe in your room to keep any valuables in.  

Pre-operative Assessment Clinic

Some patients will attend a Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (PAC) prior to admission. This clinic involves any tests and checks that might be needed prior to your surgery, so that when you are admitted there are no delays to your surgery. The Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (PAC) is coordinated by a Clinical Nurse Manager and involves: Routine pre-operative tests including MRSA swabs, Anaesthetist assessment, Nursing assessment, Patient education and Discharge planning. The PAC Nurse coordinates the tests, onward referrals and results follow-up. They will liaise with your admitting Consultant and Consultant Anaesthetists to keep them informed of any changes to your health, which may impact your surgery.

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