How to Admit or Refer a Patient

Acute Admissions The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital

Acute admissions - 5430 3314

For acute admissions, phone the Hospital Coordinator on 5430 3314
  • To assess the bed situation
  • To assess the appropriateness of the admission
  • To assess VMP availability to accept admission

If admission appropriate and bed available and VMP accepts admission, the patient can then be sent directly to main reception at the hospital.
The GP practice must notify the hospital coordinator that the VMP has accepted care of the patient so the appropriate bed can be held.



Rehabilitation admissions - 07 5430 3057

For acute admissions – send your referral to Dr David Eckerman or Dr Gerrit Fialla via Medical Objects or fax to 07 5430 3072.

For outpatient program admissions – send your referral to or fax to 07 5430 3255.

Cooinda Mental Health Service Patient Referral


Acute Mental Health referrals - 1300 780 413

For acute mental health referrals, refer your preferred credentialed consultant psychiatrist’s details and forward the patient referral directly.
For general enquiries, phone the Cooinda Mental Health Service on 1300 780 413.

Important information required at the time of the initial enquiry

  • Patients’ full name and date of birth
  • Diagnosis
  • Brief history, including comorbidities that may impact nursing care
  • Health fund details