Direct Admission to Peninsula Private Hospital Coronary Care Unit
Patients who have private health insurance and experience suspected or real heart symptoms such as chest pains, palpitations, breathlessness, dizzy spells can be admitted directly to the Peninsula Private Hospital (PPH) Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This is a modern 32-bed unit staffed by highly qualified critical-care trained nurses with backup of intensive care unit and an emergency department.
Simply call 9788 3755 to speak to the nurse in charge. If you have been to PPH before, please mention this, and who your cardiologist is. This will enable the bed supervisor to retrieve your medical records.
If a bed is available, you will be asked to contact an ambulance to transfer you to PPH, or alternatively be driven in to hospital if this is safe to do so.
You can still come to PPH CCU even if you have never been to PPH before. If you suspect a heart problem, you can contact the ambulance, and when the paramedics arrive, you may ask them to transport you to PPH. You can then nominate the cardiologist of your choice to look after you.
Direct admission to PPH reduces the need for you to be evaluated in a public hospital emergency department before subsequent transfer to PPH anyway.
Office Hours: call Peninsula Heart Centre on 9789 0088 or local doctor to arrange direct admission.
After Hours: You may need to be evaluated at Peninsula Private Hospital Emergency Department prior to admission. A fee may apply.