Coming in for an operation, procedure or delivery?

What to pack if staying overnight

We ask that you only bring items you specifically require, such as:

  • All current medication and prescribed dosage of each in the original labelled container (not in a dosette/Webster pack)
  • Small carry bag
  • Dressing Gown
  • Nightwear eg. Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (including soap and tissues)
  • Book or magazine
  • Contact lenses and/or glasses & Hearing Aid
  • A change of casual clothes to wear once you start to return to normal activities
  • Small amount of cash for magazines or incidentals from Cafe Otto (open week days between 9am - 5.30pm).

What NOT to bring

We strongly advise you not to bring any valuable items to hospital including:

  • Jewellery or other valuables of either sentimental or monetary value
  • Large amounts of cash.

In addition to the above, Sleep Centre patients only will need to bring with them or note:

  • Your own pillow.
  • If you usually take a sleeping tablet, please bring it with you to take before bed, otherwise, please DO NOT take any sleeping tablets.
  • Please have your evening meal prior to admission as only a light supper is provided.
  • Any alcohol you would normally consume before retiring.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19

With SA Health announcing recently that we are in a new phase of COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with members of the Medical Executive Committee, Burnside Hospital has implemented a restricted visitor policy effective from 15th March 2020.

Please read more about how we are restricting access to the hospital to keep our patients and staff safe.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19