Surgery is available at three hospital locations:
Greenslopes Private Hospital, Newdegate St Greenslopes 4120
Sunnybank Private Hospital, 245 McCullough St, Sunnybank, 4109
Mater Private Hospital Redland, Weippin St Cleveland, 4163
Once you and Dr Kennedy have agreed on a date for surgery, our secretarial staff will proceed with the booking process. This will vary somewhat, depending on the nature of the surgery and the hospital location. If you are having joint replacement surgery, you will usually be required to attend a “pre-admission” clinic within the hospital. We will mail or email all the information regarding the booking, hospital requirements and our fees. Please don’t hesitate to phone with any queries.
In most instances, (but not all) Dr Kennedy participates in health fund schemes that allow a “known gap” payment. The “gap” payment is payable prior to surgery. If you do not have private health insurance, we are able to provide a detailed estimate of costs, once the surgical procedure has been confirmed.
Your admission time for surgery will not be confirmed until just prior to surgery. We will phone you one or two days ahead to advise admission time and fasting instructions.
At the time your surgery is booked, we will book an “aftercare” appointment for you to return to see Dr Kennedy after surgery. This appointment is usually 1-3 weeks after surgery, depending on the type of surgery performed. Dr Kennedy will continue to monitor your recovery and rehabilitation, so it may be necessary to attend at least one more “post –operative” appointment as well as the “aftercare” appointment.