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Medical services


Sunnybank Private Hospital offers a wide range of medical services and our dynamic healthcare team is dedicated to anticipating the needs of our patients with a focus on best practice and patient outcomes. Our multidisciplinary approach is provided by accredited physicians, our highly skilled friendly and caring nursing team, a 24hr onsite medical team and a broad range of ancillary services. Our specialist discharge planning team work closely with our patients and their families to develop the best treatment course for the patient during their hospital stay and for their recuperation once they have returned home. This may include referrals to rehabilitation, transitional care or home programs.

Inpatient surgery

The surgical unit is set up to maximise patient comfort and satisfaction through their stay, some of the luxuries patients will enjoy at Sunnybank Private Hospital include:
  • Electric beds
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Digital TV with Foxtel channels
  • Dedicated single nurse call system, integrated with television and light controls.
  • Chef prepared meals

Please shower before coming into hospital, wear comfortable clothing and no jewellery.

All body piercings will need to be removed before surgery.

So that we can safely care for you during and after your anaesthetic, please do not wear make-up or nail polish.

It is very important that you strictly adhere to your fasting times as detailed by your doctor or the hospital.

Fasting also means no smoking, chewing gum or water.

If your child is having surgery, please ensure they observe the fasting time.

Unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon or the hospital, take your normal morning medication with a sip of water prior to your admission.

If you are diabetic we will advise you about your diabetic medication the afternoon before surgery.

If you take blood thinning medication, i.e. Aspirin, Warfarin, or Fish Oil, please seek instruction from your surgeon.

Upon arrival please present to the ‘Admissions’ desk. You will then be directed to the ‘Day Surgery Unit’ before being taken to the Operating Theatre. Please note that theatre times given are only an estimate, and delays occur. Staff will make every attempt to keep you informed about delays in your estimated theatre time. Your room will be ready on return from theatre.
  • Personal toiletry articles, including soap
  • Sleepwear, dressing gown and slippers
  • Any mobility aides that you use
  • Current X-Rays & Scans
  • Current medications in their original labeled bottles or packets dispensed from your chemist, including inhalers (puffers).

Valuables – please do not bring valuables into hospital with you.

While every effort is made to keep your belongings safe, no responsibility can be taken by the hospital for the loss of any valuables.

Children are welcome in our hospital as patients and every effort is made to reduce their fears and make their stay as happy as possible. Children who are admitted to hospital may bring their favourite toy or books. Parents/carers are encouraged to accompany their children to the reception areas of the operating suites and are kept informed of their child’s progress as much as we can during this time.
After your operation you will spend time in the Recovery Ward before being transferred back to the Surgical Unit. Nursing staff will either attend to or assist with your care back in the Surgical Unit. A range of observations will be attended to as we monitor your recovery. Patients are always reminded that if you are in pain or feel sick, please inform the nursing staff so they can take the appropriate action to make you more comfortable. Nursing staff will discuss your recovery with both the doctor and yourself to ensure that you are aware of the post-operative recovery expectations and your doctor is aware that you are recovering as you should be.
On the day of your discharge, determined by your doctor, the nursing staff will explain all your discharge instructions and follow up arrangements as per the doctor’s specifications. Please ask your family or friends providing transport home to arrange for your collection from the hospital by 10am. Nursing staff will make every effort to have you ready for discharge by 10am, although delays can be expected if awaiting doctors to attend rounds and review your recovery prior to discharge

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