On The Day of Your Procedure

On the day of your procedure wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Leave all jewellery and valuables at home. You will change into a gown before your surgery. 

Do not wear makeup, false nails or nail polish.

Wear glasses rather than contact lenses

When you arrive at KDH please enter through the main entrance, turn left and you will see our theatre department. Press the doorbell and take a seat. If you require assistance, please see the staff at reception.


No food for 6 hours before admission time, or as otherwise directed.

Water only up to 3 hours before admission time, or as directed.

What to bring

Bring all current medications with you (if instructed to). 

You will need to provide a name and phone number of the person who will drive you home.

A parent or guardian must accompany children, as well as an escort to drive them home.

Bring Medicare, Health Insurance and DVA cards and money for payment of account if necessary. All accounts are to be paid on the day at Reception. We accept cheque, cash and EFTPOS.

Preparing for your procedure

You will be taken to a trolley or bay in the Day Surgery Unit where you will change into a gown. Your nurse will check your identity and personal details and give you a container for your clothes and personal items. You may be asked to remove any false teeth and jewellery. 

When it is time for your procedure you will be taken into the Anaesthetic Induction Bay where you will meet your Anaesthetist and Anaethetist nurse. The Anaethetist and Anaesthetic Nurse will remain with you throughout your procedure.

You will then be taken through to the Operating Room ( while you’re still awake) where you will meet the rest of the theatre team and your surgeon. You will be asked some questions to check your identity.