The Avenue Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Day Surgery Patients

The Avenue Hospital has a Day Surgery Unit which provides a comfortable environment for patients  having certain types of procedures that do not require an overnight stay in hospital.

Before Surgery

  • Bathe or shower
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Do not wear makeup or jewellery, other than a wedding ring
  • Unless otherwise instructed do not have anything to eat or drink 6 (six) hours prior to surgery (this includes chewing gum)
  • You should not smoke or drink alcohol for 24 hours prior to admission
  • If you are taking medication and are unsure about whether to take these prior to surgery, please contact your admitting doctor.

What to bring

On the day of admission please bring:

  • Any letter(s) from your doctor relating to your procedure
  • Details of Health Insurance Membership
  • Medicare Card
  • Pharmaceutical, Pension or Veteran Affairs entitlement card
  • A list of current medications
  • Cash/ Credit Card to pay out of pocket expenses on admission (Excess or Copayments)
  • X-rays if applicable
  • Glasses and physical aids (walking sticks, hearing aids etc)

Post Surgery

  • You will not be able to drive for 24 hours if you have had sedation or a general anaesthetic.¬† Please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home or accompany you in a taxi.
  • Before you leave the hospital our staff will provide you with post procedure instructions including medications, dressings and follow up appointments.
  • Before leaving the hospital please go via reception to be discharged and finalise the account.