Useful information on what you can and cannot bring into hospital.
Our Clinic prides itself on our meal service to meet the nutritional needs of our patients. All meals are prepared onsite in our hospital kitchen and we encourage patients to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and in our dining room. Morning tea and afternoon tea is also served in the communal lounge areas on each of the inpatient wards.
If you bring food into hospital, it must be in accordance with our strict infection control guidelines for food safety. All food that needs refrigeration must be labelled with the patient’s name, date and time and provided to our Hotel Services staff. All potentially hazardous food items must be consumed within 24 hours, or it will be discarded daily at 9:00am. Patient food is stored at your own risk.
All prescriptions, prescribed and over-the-counter medications including paracetamol, vitamins and oral contraceptives must be given to Nursing staff on admission to hospital. If a patient asks you to bring in medication, please speak to Nursing staff.
Flowers and Gifts
Please consider the following, so that the safety of our patients is not compromised. If you are unsure, please phone the hospital in advance to ensure your gift is not refused.
Flowers and Gift Boxes
Flowers must not have any materials that may put patients at risk, including wire, yarn or ribbon.
The following florists are located in close proximity to the Clinic. They are also able to deliver to the Clinic.
Please note that Townsville Private Clinic is not affiliated with either of these businesses.
Malpara Florist and Design Studio 119 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park P: 07 4771 6767
Townsville Flower Market Shop 5A, Hyde Park Centre Woolocock Street, Hyde Park P: 07 4721 2522
The Clinic is able to provide vases for patient use. Please use the following delivery address for flowers or gifts:
Townsville Private Clinic 136 Wills Street Townsville QLD 4810
Please consider our infection control guidelines for food safety, as well as patient wellbeing when purchasing gift boxes.
Coat hangers and plastic bags are not allowed. Staff will check flowers and gifts brought into the unit.