Forster Private Hospital is a Tier 1 provider for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
We are pleased to provide a range of services to eligible veterans and war widows, including those listed below.
Veterans’ Liaison Officer
The hospital has a Veterans’ Liaison Officer (VLO) available to co-ordinate the hospital stay of DVA patients with hospital healthcare providers. The VLO is able to:
Assist in the co-ordination and streamlining of hospital care
Refer patients to appropriate services and resources
Co-ordinate DVA client visiting and information services in conjunction with ex-service organisations
Provide general health and lifestyle education, and counselling
Act as a single point of contact for DVA patients, their families and carers, ex-service organisations and the DVA, with particular regard to the resolution of concerns and problems
Veteran Accounts & Entitlements
If you’re an eligible veteran or war widow/er, you will not have any personal expenses for treatment at Forster Private Hospital and you will not receive an account.
You will, however, be charged for calls to long distance (STD), international (ISD) and mobile numbers. Local calls are free.
Types of Accommodation
We endeavour to provide all patients with a private room when requested. However, due to clinical needs and variations in hospital occupancy, there may be occasions when this is not possible. If this happens, we will endeavour to transfer you to a private room as soon as one becomes available.
Transport to and from Hospital
Some veteran patients are eligible to have transport arranged for them through the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
If your visit to hospital is a planned (elective) admission, you can pre-arrange transport vouchers through your general practitioner to cover your journey to and from hospital.
For further important information regarding veteran admission to hospital, please either:
Contact Us and ask to speak to our Veterans’ Liaison Officer
Contact the DVA on 133 254 or the local Veterans Affairs Network Offices on 1300 551 918