Our Short Stay Procedure Unit offers patients access to a wide range of surgical procedures and investigations that require a short stay.
Located on Level 1, the day surgery at Burnside Hospital provides flexible and affordable access to health care, and allows patients to recuperate in the comfort of their own home.
Staff in the Short Stay Procedure Unit deliver expert care for adults and children (over the age of 10) for a number of procedures, including:
- Eye surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery
- Oral surgery
- Gynaecological services
You will receive a Preadmission phone call from the hospital 1-2 days prior to your day of surgery.
When undergoing a same day procedure, it is vital that a responsible adult accompanies you home and stays with you for the next 24 hours. If you do not have someone at home, your surgery will need to be rescheduled.
You must not drink alcohol, drive your car, operate machinery or use public transport during this period. It is unsafe; no matter how well you may feel.
If you have any questions or would like to visit the Short Stay Procedure Unit before your surgery, please telephone (08) 8202 7246.
Short Stay Procedure Unit (day surgery) redevelopment
Artist's impression of the new day surgery pre operative area.
Burnside Hospital is thrilled to have commenced works in July 2016 to redevelopment its Day Surgery environment. This is an exciting project that will enable the hospital to deliver premier pre and post operative day surgery facilities, and is the largest redevelopment at the hospital since its upgrade in 2002. Please be assured that it is 'business as usual' for our Short Stay Procedure Unit, with careful planning and the use of staging and some afterhours work to ensure we can continue to deliver the high level of service the hospital is renowned for during construction.
For more information about the redevelopment, please click here.
"Your hospital is the happiest place to be in. Your staff are focused, cheerful and of good humour. If you have a choice for a hospital, I would choose Burnside. Thank you very much."
- Day Surgery patient, February 2016