Day Surgery

About Day Surgery

  • Day Surgery and Surgery Reception J

    Approximately 10,000 children undergo surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital each year. Our Perioperative Department comprises of 14 operating theatres, two patient recovery areas, a waiting room and parents retreat. Patients are admitted to hospital on the day of their surgery via Surgery Reception J, cared for in the pre-operative area, undergo their surgery, pass through Stage 1 Recovery and Stage 2 Day Surgery, and are discharged the same day. 

    The Royal Children's Hospital treats children of all ages requiring elective or emergency surgery. Day Surgery sees different types of surgery performed include plastic, dental, ear, nose and throat (ENT), orthopaedic, oncology, urology, gynaecology, general surgery, and other procedures such as endoscopies.