If you are a patient being admitted to UCT Private Academic Hospital, you will need to follow the admission procedure. Find out what you need to know below:
- Please report to the Reception staff on your arrival at the hospital. They are responsible for ensuring that we have all your correct details loaded on the system
- Please indicate on admission whether you have visited our Pre-admission Clinic and if you have been pre-admitted
- It remains the responsibility of the main medical aid member to obtain an authorisation number.
- After admission, you will be accompanied to the relevant ward
- Wheelchairs are available at reception if required. As our hospital can be busy at times, we apologise for any delay in admission
- Ensure that you make yourself familiar with the hospital’s emergency exits.
- Earphones are available at Reception
What To Bring
In Order To Facilitate A Speedy Admission, Please Ensure That You Bring The Following:
- Your medical aid membership card
- Your medical aid pre-admission authorisation number
- Proof of identity of the patient, and the principal medical aid member (identity document or driver’s license)
- All X-rays and/or blood tests that may be required
- Injury on duty (IOD) admissions, Employer’s Report (WCL 2), First Medical Report (WCL 4), Re-opening letter (where applicable) certified copy of identity document
In Addition, The Following Is Recommended:
- Please wear comfortable clothing
- Remove all make-up and nail polish prior to your arrival
- If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian will be required to give written consent for you to have anaesthetic. In addition, this person will be asked to accept liability for your account
- Earphones can be purchased at the Main Reception
- Bring all your chronic medication with you
What Not To Bring
We strongly advise that cellular telephones, jewellery, valuables, money, iPads, credit cards and contact lenses be left at home or given to a relative/friend for safekeeping. Although we attempt to prevent the loss of valuables, we cannot be held responsible should any losses occur during your stay.
No firearms are allowed on the premises. Should you carry a firearm, kindly hand this in at Reception for safekeeping. In addition, it is not advisable to use a cellular telephone in your ward, since this may disrupt other patients, and could interfere with certain electronic equipment.
For confidentiality and health reasons no photographs, recordings or video footage may be captured on these premises.
Pets are not allowed in the hospital.
In order to ensure that your admission is as smooth and comfortable as possible, we would appreciate it if the following points could be observed.
On the day of the operation, please arrange to be at our Reception in good time, as advised by your doctor.
Nothing to eat or drink, including water, for a given period of time prior to undergoing surgery. It is extremely important that, for patient safety, you comply with this request.