You may need to attend a Pre-Admission Clinic before your procedure or surgery. If you do need to attend a staff member will contact you to make an appointment. Please invite a family member, carer or friend who can help you after your procedure or surgery to come along. Bring x-rays, medications you are currently taking and your Medicare card.
All hospital grounds are smoke-free. Patients and visitors must leave the ground to smoke (Smoke-free Environment Act 2000).
To reduce surgical complications you should avoid smoking. Try to stop smoking at least two weeks before any surgery To help, your hospital has nicotine replacement therapy. Please ask staff when you are admitted, or when attending Pre-Admission Clinic for help. You can also contact the Quitline on 13 78 48 or visit www.icanquit.com.au.