To ensure that you are fully prepared for your surgery, please read the following instructions.
Patient Journey - What to expect when you're planning for surgery
A member of our Admissions staff will contact you between 12noon and 4pm on the working day before your admission
At this time you will be informed of your admission time, any special instructions and when you should stop eating and drinking.
If you have not been contacted by the hospital by 4.30pm, please contact us on 4933 8400.
Upon arrival, please present to the reception desk for admission.
1. A list of your current medications from your GP and all of your current medications in their original packaging.
2. Any x-rays required by the doctors for this procedure.
Please DO NOT shave or wax the operative area prior to your admission unless you are directed to do so by your surgeon
Although we endeavour to meet your room preference request, please be advised that in some instances this may not be possible.
If you are undergoing a day procedure:
Please shower before your admission. You may wear cotton underwear. Please do NOT use any powder, deodorant, make-up, nail polish or jewellery.
A dressing gown will be provided for you.
You MUST NOT drive a vehicle for 24 hours following an anaesthetic. You will need to arrange for a friend or relative to drive you home following your procedure.
You should ensure that a responsible adult is present with you for the 24 hours after surgery.
For your safety when walking, please bring comfortable, supportive footwear to hospital with you. Thongs and loose fitting footwear (including open back slippers) increase your possibility of trips and falls.
Maitland Private Hospital will undertake a health fund check prior to your admission and you will be informed of any out of pocket expenses related to your procedure. If you have an excess with your health fund, this is payable on admission. Please note, a 1.5% surcharge applies to all Visa & MasterCard transactions.
The Hospital will lodge a claim with your health fund on your behalf. We recommend that you contact your health fund prior to admission to confirm your level of cover.
Should you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the Hospital on 4933 8400.