The ONJ Centre is part of Austin Health, a public hospital. Some patients may wish to be treated as a private patient whilst they are in hospital at the ONJ. This does not necessarily mean that you will be assigned a private room. Rooms are assigned to patients according to their particular needs and care requirements. Private rooms are generally reserved for patients who have infections and need to be isolated, patients that are immuno-compromised, terminally ill patients or patients that have received specific treatments that leave them radioactive for a period of time.
On occasion you may be assigned a private room even when you don't meet the above criteria, however, you may be asked to change rooms to accommodate a new patient within this criteria at the discretion of the nurse in charge of the unit.