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What to bring

Whether you're staying overnight or just a day patient, you will need to bring:

  • your appointment letter or prescription book
  • Medicare card
  • concession cards such as Healthcare card or Veterans Affairs card
  • test results
  • X-rays
  • any medications or tablets you are currently using
  • something to do while you wait such as a book, magazine, knitting, etc.

What to bring for day surgery

If you are coming to hospital for day surgery, please also bring:

  • as few personal belongings as possible that will be placed in a small locker before your procedure and can be collected before discharge
  • reading glasses
  • any medication used daily.

What to bring for an overnight or longer stay

If you are staying overnight, please also bring:

  • any medicine or tablets you are currently using
  • night wear and dressing gown
  • appropriate footwear
  • toiletries—toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, soap and feminine products
  • personal shaving gear
  • handkerchiefs or tissues
  • a big bag enough to fit all your belongings in (including the clothes and footwear you will be wearing on the day).

Last updated 31 May 2024