What to expect

If you're going to hospital, you probably have a lot of questions. Find out what to expect when you go to hospital for a specialist appointment, surgery and emergency.

  • Emergency departments

    Our emergency departments operate 24 hours a day. They care for patients with a serious illness or injury.

  • Specialist doctor appointment

    You might need to see a specialist if you need some extra care for your illness or condition.

  • Surgery

    Find out what your surgery will involve and what you need to do before you have it.

Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme

If you live in a rural and remote area, and have to travel more than 50 km to your local public hospital, you may be eligible for the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme. Find out if you're eligible.

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme helps with travel and accommodation costs for patients who need to use specialist medical services that aren't available in their local area.

You can read more about the subsidy scheme on the Queensland Government website.

Last updated: March 2023