Patients without private health insurance – St Andrews 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.

 The anaesthetist’s fee also depends on the item number.

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. The cost of the operating theatre varies according to the complexity of your operation and how long it takes. Some orthopaedic operations may require the use prostheses and implants, such as hip and knee replacements, plates and screws.

You should contact St Andrews hospital to obtain a quote on the cost of the hospital bed (if not day surgery), operating theatre and any prostheses and implants required.

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

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