Patients without private health insurance – Ipswich General Hospital

The Surgeon and Assistant
Dr Brazel’s fee depends on the type of operation you are having. Each operation has one or more item numbers, which are used to work out the cost. Depending on the nature of the operation an assistant may be required. The details of Dr Brazel and his assistant’s fee will be explained prior to the operation and a written quote provided. In most cases it will be accurate but it may vary if something different is found during surgery and different item numbers apply.

Full payment will be required seven days prior to the operation. You will be able to claim some of the costs back from Medicare after the surgery when the receipt is forwarded onto you.

The anaesthetist
NARKOS provide anaesthetist’s services for the Ipswich region. Please contact NARKOS Phone 32819444 for information on their fee and billing policy.

Full payment will be required seven days prior to the operation.

The hospital bed, operating theatre, prostheses and implants
The hospital bed is charged according to the number of days you are in hospital. There is no operating theatre fee in a public hospital if you are an intermediate patient. If are a pensioner, there is no fee for prostheses or implants. If you are not a pensioner there is a fee for prostheses or implants.

You should contact Ipswich General Hospital on 07 3810 1111, to obtain a quote on the cost of the hospital bed (if not day surgery) and any prostheses and implants required.

Full payment will be required seven days prior to the operation

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