Possum - Surgical Short Stay

About Possum - Surgical Short Stay

  • Possum - Surgical Short Stay is located in the Surgery area on Level 3 - Tree Tops in the East Building of The Royal Children's Hospital. The 14-bed unit caters for overnight-stay patients following surgery. 

    Possum ward caters for several specialist areas including:

    Patients may be admitted for a wide range of surgical procedures including tonsillectomy, simple fracture setting, athroscopy, soft tissue wound repair, cleft lip repair, hernia repair, skin grafting and cardiac catheterisation. 

    Parents and carers can visit 24 hours a day, and there are provisions for one carer to stay overnight. Other visitors can visit during general hospital visiting hours which are 8am to 12pm and 2pm to 7.30pm, seven days a week. Check with ward staff if you are unsure.  

    The Family Hub, is a useful family resource.