Pre-admission Patient Information

Pre-admission Patient Information

Bunbury Day Hospital is committed to providing you with expert medical care in a comfortable and caring environment. Please read the patient information below, as it outlines important details about your day hospital stay and the preparation required in the lead-up to your visit.

Before Admission

Please advise our staff if you may be pregnant or breastfeeding.

Surgery Information & Informed Consent

Information about your operation will have been supplied to you by our hospital or your Doctor , please ensure you read this carefully as it explains the:

  • procedure
  • associated risks
  • preparation required, and
  • expected outcomes

This information is provided so that you may give informed consent for your surgery.

Please note – It is your right to request further details or clarification of your procedure or to cancel at any time.

Online Health Assessment

Pre-Admission is a very important part of your medical care at Bunbury Day Hospital. If you have not completed our Hospital Health Assessment then please proceed with completing this online form via the link below.

If you are unable to complete this Health Assessment online, contact our helpful team on 08 9791 2244 and a hard copy can be provided to you.

Please note it is very important that we receive your information promptly to allow us time to check your medical needs and private health fund insurance prior to the procedure. Your booking is not confirmed until we have received and processed this paper work.

Pre-admission Phone Call

Our pre-admission nurse may phone you in the lead up to your procedure to discuss your:

  • Arrival time
  • Fasting times
  • Transport and parking
  • Adult support person to collect you and remain with you for 24 hours post-procedure
  • Length of stay
  • Medical and medication history
  • Allergies to food or medications
  • A discussion on what matters to you to establish a goal of care for your admission
  • Other admission and discharge details
  • Any mobility issues

Please take this opportunity to raise any questions or concerns about your admission.

For paediatric patients, our nurse may phone you to discuss a separate list of pre-admission screening questions.


Your specific fasting time and any special dietary requirements will be advised during your pre-admission phone call with our nurse. Your fasting time prior to admission will be at least 6 hours for food and 3 hours for water. Please do not chew gum on the day of surgery.

Procedure Times

  • Our hospital will contact you one business day before your procedure to confirm your arrival time.
  • Please arrive at the requested time (no earlier or later).
  • In the unlikely event your admission time is delayed, we ask for your understanding. When delays occur, our staff will keep you updated.

In best managing your expectations, prepare to be at Bunbury Day Hospital for two to four hours.

Additional Pre-admission Patient Information

If an interpreter is required, Bunbury Day Hospital recommends that patients use a friend or relative who is available for the whole period of the admission. If this is not possible please notify Bunbury Day Hospital and we will arrange an interpreter service.

As a precaution, you will be asked screening questions before your admission in case you are symptomatic of a transmissible disease (eg. COVID-19, Influenza). If you are feeling unwell, please notify us immediately and do not attend the hospital.

Bunbury Day Hospital is a smoke free environment. Patients and visitors are prohibited from smoking on hospital grounds or near entrance and exit points.

It is important you discuss the management of your diabetic medications with your Doctor and Anaesthetist as you will need medical advice about your medication and fasting times.

It is important you provide our nurses with a complete list of all current medications including non-prescription medicines, vitamins and natural supplements. Please disclose any side effects or allergic reactions to past medications. If you are given medicine by our nurses whilst in hospital, they will discuss the reason for this and potential side effects so that you can make informed choices about your medicine needs. Our nurses and Doctors will undertake a medication review of any patient identified as at risk of experiencing medicine-related problems.

Our nurses will ask for your full name, date of birth and allergies on every occasion you are given medication. Please ensure you notify your Doctor of all medications you are taking, including:

  • Aspirin
  • Warfarinz
  • Iscover
  • Plavix
  • Clopidogrel
  • Pradaxa
  • Xarelto