Hospitalisation

My philosophy is that the vast majority of patients would prefer to be treated outside hospital if at all possible, with hospitalisation being arranged only when outpatient care is not able to remedy the problem. Accordingly, rather than admitting very ill people to hospital, I often attempt to manage the situation by seeing them on a frequent outpatient basis. Occasionally, hospitalisation is unavoidable, and patients with private health insurance may be offered admission to private hospitals, under the care of a colleague. Patients without private health insurance may occasionally be able to be admitted to one of the general public hospitals, or alternatively to the Public Mental Health system hospitals. In all cases however, please note that I do not undertake inpatient treatment, and I would organise another psychiatrist to see you if you do require admission to hospital. On leaving hospital, you are quite free to choose to return to my care, or to continue under the care of the other psychiatrist.