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Patients & Visitors

Pre-admission

If you are required to attend a pre-admission clinic you will be notified by the hospital of your appointment date and what you need to bring to the pre-admission appointment. Pre-admission clinics are held in the Outpatients Department at Gosford and Wyong hospitals.

PDF Document Preparing for your hospital admission (157 KB) – helps you and your family prepare for your surgery.

Smoking

All hospital grounds are smoke-free, patients and visitors must leave the grounds to smoke (Smoke-free Environment Act 2000).

Lung complications can occur in smokers following anaesthesia. To reduce the risk of complications we recommend that you stop smoking at least 24 hours before your surgery but preferably two weeks before. During your stay speak to staff about commencing nicotine replacement therapy while you are in hospital.

If you would like to quit smoking call Quitline on 13 78 48 or speak to your GP.

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