Going to hospital

If you're going to hospital, you probably have a lot of questions.

The information below will answer your questions and make your hospital stay as safe and comfortable as possible.

  • Emergency department

    Our emergency departments operate 24 hours a day, providing specialised care to patients with a serious illness or injury.

  • Getting a referral

    You need a referral to see a specialist. Your GP will do this for you so a specialist can diagnose or treat you for a medical condition.

  • Appointments (outpatients)

    Outpatient clinics provide specialist medical and surgical services that don't require hospital admission.

  • Day surgery

    Day surgery is done in one day. You don’t need to stay in hospital overnight.

  • Before your surgery

    Find out what your surgery will involve and what you need to do beforehand.

  • Staying in hospital

    Find out what you need to do if you're going to be staying in hospital.

  • Wi-Fi, TV and mobile phones

    Using Wi-Fi, your mobile phone and watching TV in hospital.

Last updated:November 2021