On arrival our admissions nurse will greet you and finalise details, including processing any fund excess payment.

Arrival Time

A member of the Bunbury Day Hospital team will contact you the weekday prior to your procedure to confirm your arrival time, discuss specific information about your procedure booking and admission, as well as answer any questions you might have. (Please note that the day hospital is not open over the weekend. If your procedure is booked for a Monday, your admission time will need to be confirmed on the Friday before).

On the Day of Admission

  • Shower or bathe prior to arrival
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing
  • Do not wear makeup or nail polish
  • Remove all jewellery;  including body piercings
  • Unless otherwise advised take normal medications with minimal water

Bring With You

  • Medications which may need to be taken immediately following procedure (e.g. insulin)
  • X-rays (if required by doctor)
  • Medicare card
  • Private Health Fund Card
  • Credit Card

We don't have a secure place for you to leave jewellery or valuables....they are best left at home!


Your specific fasting time and any special diet requirement  will have been given to you by your surgeon's rooms.

(Fasting time prior to admission will be at least 6 hours for food and 3 hours for drinking.)


On arrival our admissions nurse will greet you and finalise admission details, including taking any fund excess/payment that is due. If you will require a medical certificate, please let us know as early as possible, so that we are able to organise to have this ready for you before you go home.

A nurse will then accompany you to the preoperative area where you will change if required. The  nurse will confirm your details, procedure and consent form, allergy status, fasting status, and take observations. You will also be  seen by the anaesthetist.

Our theatre nurses will then take you in to the operating room where you will be looked after throughout your procedure by our nurses, Surgeon and  Anaesthetist. After your procedure you will wake up in the specialised recovery area where your progress will be monitored until you are ready to go home.