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Medical services

The Hobart Private Hospital Medical Unit provides expertise in a broad range of medical conditions such as diabetes, renal, respiratory, neurological conditions, infections, sleep disorders and palliative care.

Patients may be admitted via the emergency department or direct referral from their general practitioner or nursing home.

We have a multidisciplinary approach with a friendly and helpful team of doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, and speech pathologists, and access to a variety of surgeons and specialists involved in the treatment and care of our patients.

Working with our patients and their families, we develop the best treatment course for them throughout their stay and beyond.

We are at the front line when referring our patients to rehabilitation or transitional care and are always directly involved in discharge planning.

Our team possess a wide knowledge of community services to ensure our patients are always assisted following their stay with us.

We provide spacious rooms with the majority as single rooms and the remaining as twin rooms, all with ensuites and individual televisions and telephones.

During your stay you will be seen by our discharge planning team to arrange any services that you may require to ensure your safe and comfortable transition.

In preparation of your discharge day, you will be informed that discharge times will be between 9.00am and 10.00am or once your doctor has reviewed you.

All requirements such as medications, equipment, services, instructions and follow up appointments will be organised prior to your departure.

The Hobart Sleep Studies Unit is co-located with the Medical Unit and is a leader in the provision of diagnostic and treatment services for patients with sleep disorders.

The unit provides a comprehensive inpatient diagnostic and treatment service for patients sleep disorders.

Please click on this link for further information: http://www.hobartsleep.com.au/

Primary sleep disorders include:

  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Nocturnal hypoventilation and hypercapnic respiratory failure,
  • Periodic limb movement disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Paranomia‚Äôs such as sleep walking and night terrors.

It is comprised of two rooms, each with a private en-suite. All rooms are equipped with king size adjustable single beds and televisions to create as closely as possible a home like atmosphere.

The Sleep Study Unit employs a senior scientific officer and two trained sleep technologists.

The Sleep Unit Director, Dr Hugh Mestitiz is the department head and has consulting rooms on the ground floor of the Hobart Private Hospital.

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