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Hospitalisation

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Breastfeeding and hospitalisation | Australian Breastfeeding Association

IntroductionWhen a mother or her child needs hospital care, it is natural for her to worry whether breastfeeding will be affected. She may have questions about breastfeeding, expressing milk and sometimes even weaning. Mostly it is possible and better to keep going.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE HOSPITALISED A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) have specific needs and are at higher risk of some complications. SCI is a relatively uncommon condition, and the healthcare facility at which you present to or are taken to may be unfamiliar with the management of some of these complications. This guide aims to help you with advocating and directing your care whilst you are in hospital to prevent and address some of these complications. Most health professionals will have the expertise to manage these issues if alerted to your needs.

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Experiences of hospitalisation for postnatal depression

Parents talked about their or their partners’ experiences of being admitted, the treatment and support received in hospital, and their feelings about their experience.

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Spina Bifida - Hospital admissions | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Some hospital admissions are unavoidable

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Campaign Resources

These campaign resources will help you to gain a better understanding of the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign.

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Discharge from hospital - the options

Discharge planning is a process that involves the patient, carer, family and any staff involved in the patient's care. The aim of discharge planning is to ensure a safe and smooth discharge from hospital - whether to home, residential care or another location.

Read more on Carers NSW website

Spinal Cord Injury - Hospital admissions and Spinal Cord Injury | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Some hospital admissions are unavoidable

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Discharge from hospital | ACT Health

Discharge planning for when you leave the hospital, is an important part of our patient management and commences on admission.

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Hospital care: before, during and after | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

Going into hospital can be a stressful time for both patients and families. Knowing as much as possible beforehand can help ease the stress.

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Out-of-pocket expenses for private medical treatment (Informed Financial Consent)

This page contains information about how out-of-pocket expenses for private medical expenses can arise.

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