Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS)
Essence Suites Taringa participates in the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS). You can enjoy preferred accommodation rates for all Medi Stays, including GAP only accommodation packages*
For more information about the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme Queensland and how to apply, please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), speak with your specialist, or contact your local hospital - Patient Travel Office. *The subsidy applies to approved patient and carer (escort), with eligibility criteria in place. Pre- approval of PTSS accommodation must be issued to Essence Suites Taringa prior to arrival.
Private Health Patients
The good news is that if you have private health insurance cover, your policy may provide cover for your medical-related travel and accommodation costs.
Please contact your Private Health funds to inquire about $150 accommodation subsidy.
Travelling alone for medical purposes, and need a carers assistance? Campanion Angels specialises in compassionate, professional and confidential service, offering support and peace of mind knowing someone is there after your hospital procedure to care for you overnight.
Overnight support at Essence Suites Taringa post surgery includes:
Settling into their 1 Bedroom Suite at Essence Suites Taringa. Enjoying sweeping views, Free WiFi and Foxtel
Receive discharge summary for afterhours contacts/emergencies
Assisting patient with staying comfortable/arranging meals/ordering deliveroo room service*
Asleep care - bed at 10pm, with a touch point if recommended by the doctor
Additional support from 6am to assist with preparation for discharge at 7am, (including packing their belongings up for them).
Companion Angels will have minimum training of first aid cert/CPR and a current police check
Services not included
As this is a companion service, the carers will not administer medication. Should this be a requirement we can gladly provide a trained personal Care Angel with these qualifications at an extra cost.
Should the patient wake more than once there will be an additional fee of $51.50 per wake
Simply call the hotel to confirm your accommodation 3556 5000 and then liaise with Angels in Aprons P| 3356 2563 for overnight care.