What to bring

We recommend that you label all your personal items with your full name. Most patients are admitted on the day of planned surgery and are advised to bring:

Personal items:

  • Comfortable nightwear, robe and slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Physical aids (glasses, hearing, walking)
  • Sleeping apparatus (eg. CPAP machine)
  • Something to read or watch

Medical items:

  • All current medication in original pharmacy containers
  • Current prescriptions
  • Relevant X-rays and/or scans
  • An up-to-date list of your current medications given to you by your doctor’s office, authorised by your general practitioner or pharmacist
  • Doctors’ letters

Insurance information:

  • Private Health insurance details
  • Medicare card
  • DVA card for Veterans
  • Ambulance cover details
  • Pensioners Concession card
  • Pharmaceutical Safety Net card
  • Letter of authorisation for treatment from WorkCover or TAC


Do not bring any valuables (such as jewellery or large amounts of cash) with you. Whilst the hospital maintains security, we cannot be held liable or responsible for any lost or stolen items.


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