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Rural Liaison Nurse

The Rural Liaison Nurse is a Registered Nurse who works within the Hospital.  The Rural Liaison Nurse is able to assist you with a variety of issues or problems ranging from accommodation, transport and organising community nurses in your local community to visit you in your home upon discharge.  The Rural Liaison Nurse works in partnership with the ward staff to assist in discharge planning.

The Rural Liaison Nurse has a good knowledge of the resources that are available in rural communities that can assist you upon discharge.

The Rural Liaison Nurse is available to assist all rural and remote patients and their relatives as required. The Rural Liaison Nurse is available Monday to Friday 8 am to 4.30pm.  Please feel free to contact the Rural Liaison Nurse on:

Telephone: 08 8222 4000 pager 1331
Office: 08 8222 5837
Fax: 08 8222 4994


Admission Procedures

Important things to bring to Adelaide for health appointments and hospital admission

  • Medicare Card
  • Pension Card
  • Private X-rays
  • Referring Doctors letters (if applicable)
  • List of current medications
  • Contact numbers for family and friends
  • Admission paper work you may have been sent
  • Key card/or credit card to access money
  • PATS form
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes to wear home

Remember if you were transferred to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a hurry, you will need clothes to wear home when discharged.  If you don’t have anyone that can assist you don’t worry the Lavender Lads and Ladies can assist with purchasing clothes or they have a supply of donated clothing ideal for travelling home in. 

The hospital will provide you with details of where to attend on your day of admission.

Valuables and Personal Effects

Please do not bring any valuables or large sums of money with you.  However, if you do bring valuables, the nursing staff can assist in organising their safekeeping in the Hospital’s central safe.  Please remember to organise for them to be collected prior to discharge.  The Hospital cannot accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any property you choose to keep at your bedside.