Our Pre-Admission Clinic provides assessment and preparation for patients undergoing elective surgery. The Clinic is located in Frankston Hospital, near the main entrance.
By attending the Clinic, a patients general health will be at its best for surgery, they will learn about their operation, the anaesthetic provided and the recovery period following surgery. The Clinic can prepare for the likelihood of admission to hospital, and any concerns following discharge.
Once a date is set for surgery, patients are required to complete the Pre-Admission Service Questionnaire and return to the Pre-Admission Clinic as soon as possible. Some patients may choose to drop their completed forms into the clinic or mail the form to:
PO Box 52
Frankston VIC 3199
Please remember that if you do not attend the Clinic, your surgery will be cancelled and your name put back on the waiting list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will I see at the Clinic?
- Hospital Doctor – Registrar or Intern, for the Surgical or Gynaecology unit caring for you during your hospital stay.
- Nurse – who will talk about your stay in hospital.
- Anaesthetist – if necessary.
What will my visit involve?
If required, your visit may also include:
- An interview with:
- A Physiotherapist
- An Occupational Therapist
- Stomal Therapist
- Breast Nurse Consultant
- Blood tests
- ECG (Cardiogram)
- Further medical appointments
Your Clinic visit will take at least two hours. Orthopaedic patients may spend three to four hours.
We understand your time is important, but your Clinic appointment is essential for your surgery. Please bring a book / magazine with you.
What do I bring to the Clinic?
- A urine sample in a small clean jar
- Any medications you are taking (in the original bottles)
- Any X-rays relevant to your present problem
- Any documents or test results your doctor may have given you
- Your Medicare card and Insurance details if you have any
Pre-Admission appointment enquiries
(03) 9784 2786
Elective Surgery Waiting List enquiries
(03) 9784 7803