Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health. Please refer to the visiting restrictions for more information.
When you stay at hospital overnight or if you are admitted for day surgery, you are known as an "inpatient".
Please go to the admissions desk or front reception when you arrive. To help us provide quality care, our staff will ask you about:
Find out what to bring to hospital.
Our staff are here to ensure your stay in hospital is as comfortable as possible. Your treating team will provide you with continual updates about your clinical care and your expected date of discharge. If at any time you would like further clarification about your treatment or progress, we encourage you to talk to your doctor or nursing team.
If you are booked in for an operation, you may be asked to attend a pre-admission clinic one to two weeks prior to your operation.
You may be asked to stop eating and drinking before coming to hospital for surgery. This includes chewing gum, lollies, and water.
If you are a day surgery patient, please tell the person who will be taking you home (your escort) that they will receive a phone call when you are ready to be discharged. If your escort has no phone or will not be home, please tell nursing staff when you arrive.