Visitors are currently not permitted at Austin Health sites. Find out more about our visitor restrictions and exemptions.
Nurses provide and coordinate your care.
A nurse manager on each ward or department is available to discuss any concerns you may have.
Specialist nurses may help manage parts of your care such as managing diabetes, continence, wounds or your mental health.
Nurse practitioners are specialist nurses who provide assessment, care and treatment without the supervision of a doctor.
They are extensively trained in particular areas, such as aged care and emergency.
Doctors provide medical care, surgery, procedures and liaise with your General Practitioner or medical specialists.
Our doctors range from junior (intern or resident) to specialised trainees (registrar) to senior (consultants).
Pharmacists review medications prescribed for you while you are in hospital and inform you about your medications before you leave.
Allied health staff work closley with nursing and medical staff to provide assessment and therapy to support you in your care and recovery.
They include audiologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, podiatrists, prosthetists and orthotists and assistants.
Our support staff include:
Your family and friends are not just visiting you – they are an important part of your recovery, your health and general wellbeing.
We encourage you and your family to ask questions about your care and be involved as much as you want to be.