Over 20 Years Of Experience

About Your Stay At Holroyd Private Hospital

Fasting Before Surgery

It is important that you do not eat or drink, as instructed by your doctor. This is usually 6 to 8 hours before any surgical operation.
If you feel hesitant about fasting before surgery, please contact the hospital for advice.

This requirement is very important as any food or drink remaining in your stomach prior to an operation can cause serious danger for you, if there is vomiting under anesthesia. Parents, please be very careful with young children.

On the Day of surgery

  • Wear comfortable unrestrictive clothing
  • Remove all nail polish and make up
  • Shower or bath the morning of your operation
  • Remove all jewellery except your wedding ring

What to Bring

  • Sleepwear; dressing gown and slippers
  • Personal toilet articles
  • Favourite toy or cuddly for children
  • Your Hospital/Medical Benefits Fund card
  • Any pharmacy entitlement cards for prescriptions
  • X-rays
  • Recent test results (within the last six months)
  • Medicare card
  • All medications that you are currently taking (in their original packaging)
  • A small amount of cash for incidentals only
  • Please do not bring valuables or jewellery.

Days:     Monday to Sunday

Hours:   10:00am to 8:00pm

Our focus has always been looking after patients, patient’s family and staff though patient centred healthcare. However,  in the current constant environment there will be circumstances where we will change hospital restrictions and PCR testing protocols based on the needs of the hospital and its patients. Please call us to find out our latest visitor policy.

Same Day Patients

With advances in technology and excellent medical care, patients may now experience surgery and be discharged home on the same day, without admission to the main wards in the hospital.

The hospital will never compromise medical care and there will be no hesitation to admit you to the main ward of the hospital if this is in the best interest of your medical treatment.

Discharge times from the Day Surgery Unit depend on the type of procedure/operation that has been performed.  Generally this is about two hours after your return from the operating theatre.

You will be nursed after your operation initially in the main recovery area of the hospital’s operating theatres.  Later on, and when you are more fully awake, you will be placed on a recliner lounge until you have recovered sufficiently to be able to leave the hospital.

Sometimes friends and relatives would like to stay with you at all times, but for general safety and infection control this is not possible and we seek your understanding in this regard.  Make sure that your friends and relatives understand the importance of this and that they will be kept informed of your progress.

Your doctor will give you instructions regarding fasting (no food or fluid) requirements.  This information will be given to you prior to admission.  All patients who undergo a day procedure will require transport home and adult supervision overnight.

We strongly advise that in the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic you MUST NOT

  • Drive a car
  • Operate machinery
  • Conduct business or sign documents

Paediatric Patients (Children)

Children are welcome in our hospital as patients and every effort is made to reduce their fears and make their stay as happy as possible.  Children admitted to hospital may bring their favourite toy or books.  If your child requires nappies, please bring a supply for use during your child’s admission.

Parents are encouraged to stay with their child during their admission, and if an overnight stay is necessary, a stretcher bed is available.  You may accompany your child into the Operating Theatre and can be with them as they recover from their anaesthetic in the Recovery Room.

Parent partnership in your child’s care is valued and encouraged, as we know that this will create a more positive experience for all.

The nursing staff at Holroyd Private Hospital focus their care on you, the patient.  This means that for each shift, one member of the nursing staff will be responsible for your care.  Our staffing levels are organised according to patient numbers and needs.

Features of patient-centred care include:-

  • Your participation in planning your care
  • Involvement of your family when and where necessary and requested
  • Continuity of care
  • Comprehensive, coordinated and individualised care

Where possible, maintenance of your home habits and routines, e.g. showering at your time of choice, is encouraged.

Our staff are keen to ensure you receive as much information as possible to help you understand and manage your condition including pre-operative requirements, post-operative precautions / guidelines, and all relevant information pertinent to your discharge.