Preparing for your visit

Welcome to Honeysuckle Day Hospital

At Honeysuckle Day Hospital we have invested in the latest and most up to date technology in our pre-op area, theatres and post-operative recovery to allow us to provide you, our patients, with the best experience during your stay.

In addition to our administrative and consulting space, Honeysuckle Day Hospital has a non-surgical cosmetic treatment area, a large world class operating theatre and fully equipped recovery area.

We have hand-picked our highly experienced clinical and administrative team to ensure you are treated with courtesy and respect and receive the best of personalised care.


Before your admission

Your doctor will provide you with a number of forms which need to be completed then faxed or emailed to us.  This will enable our staff to register your details and minimise any delays on your arrival for admission. Please see our forms below. If you have any queries with regards to our forms please do not hesitate to contact us on the number below.

Phone: (02) 4058 1915
Fax : (02) 4058 1916


Once you have booked your procedure you will be provided with an informed financial consent. We have contracts with most health funds.   You will receive separate accounts from your surgeon, anaesthetist, pharmacy and pathology if it is required.

If you have agreed with your health fund to pay an excess or a co-payment or if your procedure is cosmetic, you will be asked to pay this prior to your admission.

We accept cash, direct transfer, credit card and we have EFTPOS facilities.

If you have any queries regarding your visit or about your informed financial consent, please contact our staff prior to your admission, either by email on or call us on (02) 4058 1915 between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and we will be happy to assist you.


If you become ill in the days before your surgery

If you develop a cough, cold or any other illness you should contact your surgeon and the staff at the day hospital as your surgery may need to be postponed until you are well.


Pre-operative telephone call

You will receive a phone call from our nursing staff a few days before your operation.

The nurse will advise you of the following:

  • Your arrival time at Honeysuckle Day Hospital
  • Your fasting times
  • Transport and parking arrangements
  • The length of time you can expect to be spending with us
  • Your post-operative care

In addition, the nurse will discuss with you:

  • Any previous illnesses and operations
  • Any allergies to food or medicines
  • Any special dietary requirements
  • Who is taking you home and staying with you on the night of your surgery.

This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about your admission and the post-operative care that you will need.

On the day of your surgery

  • You can expect to be at Honeysuckle Day Hospital for 4 hours. Please shower or bath at home as you would usually.  You may use deodorant, but do not use talcum powder, face creams, make-up, perfumes or after shave. This is very important for infection control.
  • You may wear your wedding ring but leave all other jewellery at home.
  • Wear warm comfortable clothing please.
  • It is important to continue all your normal medications unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
  • Please bring all medications you take in their original containers (as purchased from the chemist)
  • If you have diabetes or are taking blood thinning medication, you will need to discuss the management of your medications with your surgeon and anaesthetist.
  • Please arrive at the time given by the nurse.
  • Our reception staff will confirm your admission details and accept payment for any out of pocket expenses. We will also check your consent form.


The anaesthetic

You will have a consultation with the anaesthetist before your procedure. He will ask you about your general health, allergies, your current medications and any previous surgery or illnesses. You will be asked to sign a consent form for the anaesthetic.

During your procedure you will be monitored by the anaesthetist.


Your operation

The majority of day surgery is now performed under local anaesthetic with IV sedation.

You may have a general anaesthetic if your surgery is longer.

In the operating theatre you may be aware of noises from the equipment or voices of the staff and you will see the nurses setting up the sterile equipment for your procedure.



After your procedure you will be moved to a recovery bed, chair or recliner and your health is monitored by the recovery nurse.  You will be given light refreshments.

When you are ready you will be given discharge instructions and may then be taken home accompanied by a responsible adult.


When you go home

Allow yourself time to recover and rest during the first 24 hours.

Things to avoid:

  • Driving a car until authorised by your surgeon
  • Signing important documents (to be avoided for the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic).
  • Drinking alcohol and smoking (to be avoided for the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic).
  • Operating machinery (to be avoided for the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic).
  • Any strenuous activity
  • Looking after small children

Your surgeon will schedule your post-operative care.

Download our forms and brochure

The following forms are to be completed then either faxed or emailed to Honeysuckle Day Hospital. Please return these to us as soon as possible after your procedure is booked. This will enable our staff to register your details and minimise any delays on your arrival for admission.

Phone: (02) 4058 1915
Fax : (02) 4058 1916




To learn more about Honeysuckle Day Hospital, please download the brochure below.