Admission and Discharge Information

The following information has been prepared to help you understand what you must do before you arrive at the hospital and what to expect during your stay in our hospital.


You will be admitted by our welcoming hospital administration staff upon arrival, who will finalise your admission details. Please have your Medicare card and health fund details with you at the time of admission.

Once your account is settled, you will proceed to the clinical admission room where you will be seen by our friendly nursing staff followed by your surgeon and anaesthetist.

The nursing and medical staff will finalise any medical details before you change into theatre attire and are escorted into the operating theatre for your procedure. After your surgery you will be transferred to the recovery area.

Our friendly staff on reception check patients in.

1st Stage Recovery

You will wake up in our recovery area where nursing staff will continue to monitor your progress and undertake regular checks.


2nd Stage Recovery

Once you feel better, you will be transferred to a comfortable recliner chair, where you will be given light refreshments before discharge.



Before leaving, you will be given written and verbal post-operative instructions and may receive a follow-up appointment with your doctor. Please make sure you have someone responsible to drive you home, as you will not be able to drive yourself. Please note that you are not allowed to go home by taxi / Uber on your own.


When You Get Home


During the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic, you must not drive a car, operate machinery, drink alcohol, take sedatives and sleeping tablets or sign legal documents.

Reminders: On The Day Of Surgery


  • Have nothing to eat or drink as per instructions from our nursing staff.

  • Wear comfortable clothing.

  • Bring toiletries/medications if directed to do so. 

  • Bring someone to drive you home.



Please complete and return your Admission Form before the day of your procedure via email to or post to:

Sunshine Private Day Surgery

145 Furling Road

St Albans