Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital has a small coffee shop in the main foyer that sells fruit, drinks, snacks, small gifts, cards, newspapers and magazines. Bankstown Hospital Medical Centre on Eldridge Road also contains a coffee shop that serves hot food.
*As of 1st December 2017, sugar sweetened beverages have been removed from Bankstown Hospital as part of the NSW Health led initiative Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors.
The initiative aims to increase the availability of healthy food and drink options while reducing unhealthy options in cafes, vending machines, kiosks and catering across all health facilities in the State.
No sugary drinks are available at any SWSLHD facilities, however there is still the choice of other healthier options including water, juices with no added sugar, diet drinks, tea, coffee and milk drinks.
The Healthy Food and Drink for Staff and Visitors Framework does not apply to food and drink options provided to patients in hospital and visitors, patients and staff are also free to bring their preferred choice of food and drinks from outside if they wish to.
The health and wellbeing of staff, visitors and our community is priority for the District, which is why we are committed to a healthy food and drink environment.
For more information visit http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/heal/Pages/healthy-food-framework.aspx
The closest ATM (Bankstown City Credit Union) is located outside the main entrance of the hospital, next to the parking ticket validation machine.
The Chapel is located at the entrance of Ward 2G, Level 2. A non-denominational chapel service is held on each Wednesday at 10am. A separate male/female prayer room can also be found on Level 3 of the hospital near Ward 3E.
All patients are provided with telephones in their rooms which may incur a fee. For further information, please ask ward staff. Public telephones are available on each level of the hospital and accept Australian coins and pre-paid phone cards. Phone cards can be purchased from the coffee shop in the foyer of the hospital. Internet access is available near ward 3A.
Televisions are available for hire in most wards of the hospital. Patients can dial extension 87398 from their bedside phone to connect and pay for the service. Television rental staff also visit patients each day to see if they would like to connect to the service.