Prior to Admission
Your doctor will give you information about your treatment, including how to prepare and instructions about your medications. Contact your doctor if you’ve not received any information or you have any questions.
Admission paperwork will be posted to you and needs to be completed and returned to us at P.O. Box 348, Morwell, VIC 3840 two weeks before your hospital stay. If you have difficulty completing the paperwork, please contact us on (03) 5132 1200.
The day before your admission, you will be notified by the hospital of your admission time between 3pm and 7pm by a text message to your mobile phone confirming your admission time and specific fasting requirements prior to your procedure. In the event you do not receive a message, please contact us directly on (03) 5132 1200.
Please do not smoke for at least 24 hours before your hospital stay.
It’s important to let us know if you are unable to attend hospital on the day of your surgery.
When to contact your doctor
- If you are unwell at any time between booking in and the day of your surgery
- If you have any queries regarding fasting instructions or medications, including for diabetes
- If you take medication that may affect your operation – your doctor will advise whether you should stop taking your medication prior to going to hospital
For Our Younger Patients
We understand that for our younger patients, visiting or having a procedure in a hospital can be a daunting experience. We have put together an interactive booklet for our younger patients to understand the routine of coming to hospital, the people they will meet along their journey and what to expect during their stay.
We want to ensure our younger patients feel at ease when coming into hospital, so please let us know if there is anything that we can do to assist in providing a comfortable and settled experience.