Services on the Hospital Campus

ACCOMMODATION

The hospital has very limited accommodation for carers of patients receiving treatment for cancer. If your carer/s need help finding accommodation, information is available through the Social Work Department.

 

ATM FACILITIES

The Sydney Credit Union is located within the main cafeteria on the ground floor of the hospital. Additionally, a Commonwealth Bank of Australia automatic teller machine (ATM) which accepts most credit cards is available in the foyer outside the cafeteria.

 

CAFETERIA AND COFFEE SHOP

The cafeteria and coffee shop are both located on the ground floor of the hospital and offer a large range of hot and cold dishes, cakes, drinks, etc.
Opening Times:

Cafeteria: Monday to Friday - 9am to 7:30pm, Saturday to Sunday - 9:15am to 7pm
Meal Times: Breakfast: 9am to 10:30am, Lunch: 11am to 2:30pm, Dinner: 4pm to 7:30pm (Saturday and Sunday - 4pm to 7pm only)

Coffee Shop: Monday to Friday - 7:30am to 5:30pm, Saturday to Sunday - Closed
Meal Times: Breakfast: 7:30am to 10:30am, Lunch: 11am to 2:30pm

 

CONSUMER REPRESENTATIVES

St George Hospital has a Community Advisory Committee. The aim of the Consumer Representatives on this committee is to represent consumer concerns and the views of consumers and the community in the planning, development, delivery and review of health services provided by the facility. If you have any questions or would like to raise an issue with this Committee, please contact the Community Partnerships office on telephone 9113 2901.

Consumer Advisory Group brochure

GIFTS AND FLOWERS

A gift shop is located at the hospital’s main entrance in the Gray Street foyer. Items available for purchase include flowers, cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps, sweets and gifts.

 

HELPING YOU AROUND

The St George Hospital and Community Health Service, Gray Street, Kogarah, NSW, 2217

General enquiries: 9113 1111
Patient enquiries: 9113 3033
Patient Complaints/Compliments: 9113 2687
Donations/fundraising: 9113 2901
Hospital Television Rentals: 1800 063 829 (free call)

 

 

INTERPRETER SERVICE

A free confidential interpreter and sign language service is provided to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please advise the nursing staff on admission if an interpreter is required.

 

LIBRARY

A free library trolley service of books and magazines is provided to the wards by hospital volunteers Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 12:30pm.

 

ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

There are almost 2,000 people in Australia on organ transplant waiting lists at any given time. By registering to become an organ donor you could be making the greatest gift one human being can give another – the gift of life. The Australian Organ Donor Register is Australia's only national organ and tissue donor register and serves as a lifeline to the people on those waiting lists.

Anyone can choose to donate their organs and tissue.  While your age and medical history may need to be considered, you should not assume that you are not healthy enough or that you are too old.

Your registration with the Australian Organ Donor Register is a legally valid consent (or objection) for organ and tissue donation. For further information and registration, visit www.donatelife.gov.au. Alternatively, you can call the Australian Organ Donor Registry on 1800 777 203, or visit your local Medicare office.

Remember, the most important thing to do is to tell your next of kin of your decision.

 

PARKING

Car parking is available in hospital car parks in both Gray and Belgrave Streets. Metro Parking, a private company, operates this service. All enquiries regarding this service should be directed to Metro Parking on 9553 8726.

Limited disabled car parking is available on the hospital campus. Please ensure that your disabled permit is displayed when parking in the disabled parking bays. Disabled parking is also available in the Belgrave Street car park located on the ground level of both the Gray Street and Belgrave Street car parks.

Time limited on-street parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the hospital. There is a 10 minute drop-off and pick-up area at the main entrance in Gray Street.

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

You may wish to consider authorising someone else to make decisions for you in the event of illness preventing you making decisions for yourself. This is achieved by going through the process of assigning a Power of Attorney to a carer or friend. Please ask the ward staff to contact a Social Worker if you would like to discuss this further.

 

PRIVACY

As a patient of the hospital, you, as well as your personal health information, are protected by strict privacy laws. This legislation, specifically the Health Records and Information Privacy (HRIP) Act 2002 and Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, govern the collection, retention, use and disclosure of your personal health information.

Please ask a staff member for a copy of the NSW Health Privacy Leaflet for more information.

 

TRANSPORT

Kogarah railway station is located 500m from St George Hospital. Several private and public bus routes service the hospital.

The NSW Health Isolated Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (IPTAS) offers financial assistance for patients and carers travelling more that 200km (one way). Your doctor or the hospital Social Workers can help if you wish to apply for this assistance.

 

VOLUNTEERS

St George Hospital is fortunate to have many volunteers working for the organisation. They contribute significantly by assisting in ward areas, running an information booth, providing a mobile library service, providing cosmetic care for patients, participating in the falls prevention program as patient observers/companions and assisting with fundraising activities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the Volunteer Manager on telephone 9113 2726.

 

WORSHIP AND CHAPLAINCY

The hospital has a temporary Chapel for your spiritual needs. It is located on the 6th floor of the main tower block. Patients and visitors are welcome to visit the Chapel at any time.

There is a fulltime chaplain on site. Other Chaplains from a wide range of religions and denominations visit the hospital. If you would like a chaplain to visit you during your stay in hospital, please ask the ward staff.