Western Health has clinics operating at Sunshine Hospital and Footscray Hospital. Our friendly and understanding staff will help guide you through preparing for your operation.
This assistance may be given through a phone call or by attending one of the clinics at Sunshine Hospital or Western Hospital Footscray. If you are coming to an appointment at hospital please bring any recent x-rays related to your procedure and your medication to the hospital for this appointment.
Clinic appointments at the hospital can take up to 3 hours, so please make sure you have eaten well and have a drink available.
To create a patient focused streamlined service that accurately assesses all patients in a single appointment ensuring the surgery proceeds safely and as planned.
Compassion: Proactively listening and planning the care requirements with each patient and their significant others.
Accountability: Service reliability, consistency and predictable outcomes.
Respect: the values, beliefs and culture of all attending the preadmission service.
Excellence: all staff strive to provide an exceptional service with a high level of care and empathy.
Safety: working in an open, honest and safe environment
The preadmission clinic team works together to complete an assessment of your health care needs for your planned operation.
Our team encourages you and your family to join us in education, support and discharge planning to make sure that you are fully informed and prepared for your operation.
Staff that you will see at your appointment may include:
Pre-admission Nursing staff
Breast Care nurse
Urology nurse (4 West post preadmission clinic)
Interpreter service is also available through Western Health.
Medicare Card, Health care/ Pension/ Veterans Affairs/ PBS safety Net Entitlement card.
All of your medicines, including prescriptions, medicines bought at the pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop and herbal remedies in their original containers.
Completed health questionnaire and patient registration form
Recent private X-rays/ Pathology results
Any contact details of your private specialist; e.g. Lung or Heart specialist.
If you use hearing aids or glasses, please wear or bring them with you.
Others (If applicable): Workers compensation/ TAC Claim information.
Private Health insurance information
Based on the assessment from Nurse, unit doctors and Anaesthetist, you might be required to have some tests on your visit to the Pre-admission Clinic. It is important for you to attend those tests to make sure your surgery is still suitable. Therefore you are expected to be available for 3-4 hours for this clinic appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment, please contact us as early as possible.
Some tests that you may need to have include:
Blood or Urine test
Others: CPX (cardiopulmonary Exercise), Echocardiogram
Footscray Hospital: Located on the 1st floor (Admissions) in North BlockPlease allow approximately 3 hours for this appointment
Sunshine Hospital: Located on the Basement of Building AVia Lift 1 & 2 on the Ground Floor
Please allow approximately 3 hours for this appointment
Karen RossittoPre Admission Clinic Manager