Patient Information

Patient Information

Information detailing your procedure will have been supplied to you on consult. Please read all the information carefully as it outlines your procedure, any preparation needed, also any potential risks, and the expected outcomes. Please also refer to the checklist below.


Pre-Admission is a very important part of your medical care at Samford Road Day Hospital. If you have not completed our Hospital health assessment on consult then please either follow the below link or collect and fill in a paper copy that can be brought in with you on the day of surgery.

Our nurse may contact you by telephone prior to your admission to discuss your medical history, admission and discharge details. Please take this opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you have about your admission.

Our Day Hospital Benefits

  • Free off-street parking
  • A stand-alone facility that offers easy drop-off and pick up, all on one level
  • A private and intimate facility
  • Highly trained full-time nurses
  • Modern equipment in a professional, personal and private environment

On Admission

On arrival could you please have the following information ready for your admission:
  • Personal/Next of Kin details
  • Medicare Card
  • Funding details (e.g. DVA, Private health insurance, WorkCover or self-funding)
  • Benefit details (e.g. pharmacy benefit card or pension card)

Procedure Times

  • You will be asked to arrive 30 minutes before your procedure time in order to complete the admission process
  • In the event of delays, we ask for your understanding. Where delays occur, our staff are committed to keeping you updated.
  • Prepare to be at Samford Road Day Hospital anywhere from 1 hour to 6 hours depending on the nature of your surgery Your specialist should be able to advise a more accurate time frame
  • Bring music or a book to keep you entertained (you will be allocated a small locker for when you’re in surgery)
  • Snacks and beverages are provided for you throughout your stay

If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact our friendly staff on 07 3833 6794 or 

Checklist for minor surgery

  • Check time, date and address for Samford Road Day Hospital
  • Discuss your travel arrangements to and from surgery with us – we have parking available if you require it
  • Continue your normal meals and medication unless instructed not to
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Wash your hair, remove makeup and jewellery
  • Do not wear contact lenses (if they are the type that requires removal at night time)
  • Bring medications that would normally be due to take
  • Leave jewellery and valuables at home
  • Prepare to be away for roughly an hour – wear loose, button-up clothing for easy undress
  • Inform us if you are taking Aspirin, Astrix, Cardiprin, Warfarin, Plavix, Iscover, Assasantin, Dipyridamole, or any other blood thinner
  • Prepare for when you get home – make sure you have any necessary pain relief on hand, and be prepared to miss a certain period of work (we will give you a medical certificate)