Preparing for surgery

Accepting your appointment

Either your doctor will supply you with a Patient Admission Information form, or you will be asked to complete it at the time of your admission or online. Please read it carefully and fill out the required sections. We’ve made the forms available online to make it easy for you, but you can also print off and post or fax back to East Melbourne Specialist Day Hospital. Just make sure you keep the original copy and bring it with you on the day of surgery.

Complete the admission form

Click here to complete your admission form online »

If you would prefer not to complete the online form, please return your completed paper form (usually provided in your hospital pack) to hospital reception at least 7 days before your procedure.


One to two days before your surgery, someone from East Melbourne Specialist Day Hospital will call you to confirm:

    • the time and details of your admission
    • fasting requirements before the procedure
    • your general medical history and any medications you’re currently taking.

It’s really important you list the best phone or mobile number to reach you on, on your Patient Admission Information form.

On the day

Upon arrival at East Melbourne Specialist Day Hospital, you can discuss the anticipated length of stay and approximate discharge time with our admission staff. After your surgery, the Recovery Room staff will contact your designated carer with an estimated discharge time.

> Read our guidelines for information on fasting
> What to expect during and after your surgery
> Find out about applicable private health rebates