After your surgery, you will be transferred from the theatre complex to our surgical ward, which consists of 25 beds with a mixture of single, double and four-bed rooms. Single rooms are allocated to people based on clinical needs.
If you are a private patient you may be offered a single room if one is available and not required by someone with special needs.
Contacting the surgical ward
Your relatives, friends or carer can contact the ward at any time to speak with a staff member. However, we encourage you to designate one or two close family members to liaise with staff as this minimises confusion and staff know who to contact if necessary.
We have one portable phone available for incoming calls to patients. If you are expecting personal calls we advise you to bring your own mobile phone and charger.
Waiting for loved ones to return from theatre
Any number of factors can impact the time it takes for your loved one to return to our ward and we suggest that you contact our surgical ward to check on their arrival time before you leave home or there are a number of areas where you can wait:
- Day room in the surgical ward – a light, spacious room equipped with a television and reading material
- Waiting room near the theatre
- Spiritual sanctuary gardens and family room
- Cafe – located on the ground floor with great coffee and food available all day.