Patients & visitors

Coming to hospital

Day & elective surgery patients

If you're coming to hospital for an operation or procedure, there's a couple of things you need to know.

What you need to know

Don't eat or drink

If your procedure is scheduled:

  • For the morning, you should not eat or drink from midnight the night before.
  • For the afternoon, you should not eat or drink from 7am. You may have a light breakfast of tea and toast, but this must be consumed before 7am.

This applies to all elective surgery, day surgery and endoscopy patients.

Arrive on time

It's important that you arrive on time for your appointment to allow time for preparation. Don't arrive too early to save you having to wait around.

Let us know if you think you'll be late by contacting us on 03 9496 5037.