Private patients please arrive at Private Admissions located in the new Private Hospital. Enter the main entrance of Joondalup Health Campus off Shenton Avenue and turn right at the round a bout.
Public patients please arrive at Public Admission, located on the Ground Floor of the hospital (via Main Entrance).
All paediatric admissions to arrive at Public Reception where you will be directed to the Paediatric Ward.
If your doctor has requested you take daily Aspirin, Dispirin, Plavix or Warfarin, please discuss with him/her if you are able to stop taking this medication 10 days prior to surgery.
If you are taking daily fish oil tablets or Ginkgo Biloba, please refrain from taking these 10 day prior to your surgery.
FASTING – ADULTS & TODDLERS:
• No solid food or smoking 6 hours prior to admission.
•Clear fluids only (that you can see through) up to 2 hours prior to admission, then nothing to eat or drink, including water, no chewing gum.
FASTING – BABIES:
•No solid foods including milk and formula 6 hours prior to admission
•No breast milk 4 hours prior to admission
•Clear fluids only (that you can see through) up to 2 hours prior to admission, then nothing to drink including water.
DAY OF SURGERY
•Please bring any Xrays/Scans/MRI’s relevant to your surgery to the hospital.
•Please bring all medications that you are currently taking.
•Private Health Insurance details.
•Pensioner/Safety Net/HCC cards.
•Night Attire (overnight patients only).
•Toiletries (overnight patients only).
•Mobile phone (please turn to silent/vibrate whilst in hospital and turn OFF whilst in ICU or the Emergency Department.
•Laptop, IPAD, mobile phone etc (if you wish to to access the hospitals high speed wireless computer network).
If you are having a general anaesthetic or sedation, you will need to arrange someone to collect you from the hospital after your procedure. YOU CANNOT DRIVE.
Please DO NOT wear any makeup, deodorant, moisturisers or nail polish (fingers & toes). Please leave valuables such as jewellery at home. Other items of value such as watches and small amounts of cash may be placed in your locked bedside drawer or in the hospital safe.
Please note that your theatre date and time may need to be rescheduled either prior or on the day of your admission for emergency procedures.
You may have also been booked in to the Specialist Medical Assessment Clinic (SMAC) located at unit 6, 65 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup – entry off Regents Park Road. Ph; 9400 9020
** Please Note: Your SMAC appointment may take up to 2 hours. Please allow sufficient car parking time.
If you have any other concerns regarding your surgery please do not hesitate to contact the rooms on (08) 9300 9800 or for further information regarding your hospital stay please refer to the links tab – Joondalup Health Campus or Joondalup Private Hospital website.
All post surgery information sheets can also be found at “Patient Information”.