Medical Day Unit – Wyong
The Medical Day Unit at Wyong Hospital provides services for people who require outpatient treatment for the management of chronic and acute conditions. This includes services such as intravenous therapies and venesections.
A referral from a specialist doctor is required to access services. Your GP can refer you to an appropriate specialist if you do not already have one.
On receipt of the referral from your specialist contact our unit to arrange a treatment time on 02 4394 8111, Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 4.30pm.
All Medical Day Unit patients are treated as non-admitted patients.
What you need to bring
Your treatment episode may occur as a one-off treatment or in a series of days or on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Your treatment timeframe is determined by your treating doctor.
For some treatments provided by the Medical Day Unit, your specialist will provide you with a prescription that you will need to fill at a pharmacy and bring with you to the unit for administration. Our staff will advise you when booking a treatment time.
Cancelling an appointment
If you are unable to attend your appointment contact our administration staff on 02 4394 8111 as soon as possible. If you cannot personally contact us due to a sudden change in condition such as an unplanned admission to the hospital, please ask your relative or carer to contact us.
If you are unwell
If you have gastroenteritis, a productive cough, chest infection or are feeling unwell, please cancel your appointment for the safety of other patients who have reduced immune systems or are receiving medications that suppress the immune system.
Do not attend the Medical Day Unit if you are experiencing chest pain, specifically if you have a history of angina, heart attack, past by-pass surgery, an implanted permanent pacemaker or other heart condition.
If you are experiencing chest pain call 000 (triple zero) or see your doctor.
If you manage other health issues at home such as diabetes, please bring your relevant medications for self-administration whilst in the Medical Day Unit.
During your treatment
Patients must be ambulatory and able to attend their own daily care. A carer may attend with you if you require assistance, however, as there is limited space visitors will be asked to wait outside the treatment area or return upon completion of treatment.
You may wish to bring books, magazines or a portable electronic device if you will be in the unit for an extended period. If you are bringing your own electronic devices, please bring headphones as well.
Note: there are no TV facilities.
If you become unwell during your treatment, you will be seen by a medical registrar. If deemed necessary for further investigations or admission to the hospital you will be transferred to the Emergency Department.
Wyong Hospital, Medical Day Unit, is located in Block B, Level 3.
Hours of service
Wyong Hospital, Medical Day Unit, operates Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 4.30pm.
Contact Wyong Hospital Medical Day Unit on 02 4394 8111 or fax 4394 1253 or CCLHDemail@example.com