Your psychiatrist will discuss and direct your psychiatric, medical and allied health treatment during your stay at The Hollywood Clinic. If you have any concerns about your progress or the management of your care, please discuss this with your doctor or the nurse in charge of your area. Part of your treatment is participation in recommended programs throughout your stay which we will discuss with you after your admission.
Alcohol, Drugs and Prescribed Medication
Generally, it is unwise to combine alcohol or non-prescribed drugs with medication. For this reason, alcohol or non-prescribed drugs should not be brought to The Hollywood Clinic by patients or visitors.
Alcohol or drug consumption at The Hollywood Clinic, or leaving the premises to consume alcohol or drugs, will result in termination of treatment and your discharge.
Any medication you bring with you must be given to the nursing staff on arrival. Please advise us of any allergies or adverse reactions you may have to a medication.
Inpatients at The Hollywood Clinic are not permitted to drive while receiving inpatient psychiatric treatment.
Visitors can park in the multi storey car park located opposite The Hollywood Clinic. Parking fees do apply – refer to the noticeboard upon entry to the car park.
For information and to view a map of where the car park is located click here.
For safety reasons, we ask you to please submit any electrical appliances to staff for inspection prior to you using them. Electrical appliances are checked for compliance with the Australian Safety Council Standards.
Identification – Patient and Staff
Patient - Your photo will be taken for ease of identification during your stay. One photo will be kept on your medical file and another will be attached to your medication sheet. Alternatively, you may be issued with a wristband. The photos will be destroyed when you are discharged from The Hollywood Clinic.
Staff - The Hollywood Clinic team wear photo identification badges at all times.
When you are admitted please ask our staff if mobiles can be used in your room. Mobiles may be used in all public areas including the coffee shop. The Hollywood Clinic does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to your mobile phone.
The Hollywood Clinic and hospital grounds are a smoke free environment. Please refrain from smoking on the grounds as a courtesy to other patients and staff.
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
An information sheet outlining "Your Rights and Responsibilities” is available from staff at The Hollywood Clinic.
The Hollywood Clinic is a mixed gender, adult unit and accordingly all patients are required to be dressed appropriately during their stay. Night attire is not deemed suitable for wearing in the public and communal areas, including the dining and group rooms. Offensive slogans on t-shirts are also discouraged.
As our safe keeping facilities are limited, we strongly suggest you leave large amounts of cash and other valuables at home. The Hollywood Clinic can not accept liability for loss or damage to personal items. This includes clothing, jewellery, money and electrical appliances.
We recognise the importance of maintaining contact with your family and friends. Unless otherwise determined by your mental health professional, you are free to receive visitors during our visiting hours. However, your treatment program is very important and we request you make sure your visitors do not interrupt or prevent your attendance at program sessions.
Visitors are requested to visit between 3.00pm and 8.30pm Monday to Friday and from 10.00am and 8.30pm on weekends and public holidays. For further visitor information click here.