Kareena Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Veteran Patients

Kareena Private Hospital is a Veteran Partnering private hospital who offers all hospital associated services to our local veterans.

Kareena Private Hospital has a dedicated DVA Liaison Officer, Kim Boyd. Should patients or friends and family of patients have any questions or concerns regarding Veteran affairs please speak with the DVA Liaison Officer directly, or ask your nurse to contact her on your behalf.

The DVA Liaison Officer, Kim Boyd can be contacted Monday to Friday on 9717 0198.

Kareena Private Hospital also provides excellent Occupational Therapy services as well as a Dietitian and Speech Pathologist, and our Pharmacist conducts pharmacy reviews before all discharges.

Kareena Private Hospital also participates in the Better Discharge Planning Programme, an important initiative to help veterans maintain their independence at home. For more information on the Better Discharge Programme please click here.

Under our present agreement with DVA, a private room is only available if there is a clinical need. If you would like a single room then you will be required to pay the difference between the cost of a shared ward and a private room yourself. For more information regarding this please refer to the below DVA Hospital Services Factsheet HSV76, Jan 2012. Currently, as of September 2013, this cost is $92 per night. Please let the Nurse Unit Manager of your ward know if you would like to request a single room.

To contact the Department of Veteran Affairs please ring 133 254 or access their website at www.dva.gov.au

Important DVA Fact Sheets