In this section
Most surgery candidates are admitted as patients and prepared in
the pre-operative patient care area. About half are discharged on
the same day of their surgery.
The facilities at the new Royal Children's Hospital include 14
operating theatres, two patient recovery areas and the new Central
Sterilising Services Department (CSSD) which features the latest
equipment and facilities for washing and re-sterilising all
reusable patient care equipment and instruments.
In Stage 1 Recovery patients are monitored until they are awake
and breathing normally. At that point they can be moved to
Stage 2 Recovery, Possum Ward - Surgical Short Stay, another
inpatient ward or possibly an intensive care ward. Only
patients who need to be placed in intensive care immediately after
surgery bypass Stage 1 Recovery.
Stage 2 Recovery is for day surgery patients who are admitted
and discharged home on the same day (approximately half of our
surgery patients). These patients may remain in Stage 2 Recovery
from just 30 minutes to several hours, until they are assessed as
fit to go home. However, sometimes patients may be transferred from
Stage 2 Recovery to Possum Ward - Surgical Short Stay) or an
inpatient ward, if their condition requires.
There are six 'pathways' for surgery patients at The Royal
Patients are admitted to hospital on the day of their surgery
via Reception J - Surgery, cared for in the pre-operative area,
undergo their surgery, pass through Stage 1 and Stage 2 Recovery,
and are discharged the same day.
Patients are admitted to hospital on the day of surgery directly
to Surgery via Reception J - Surgery and cared for in the
pre-operative area. They are moved to theatre for their surgery and
then monitored in Stage 1 Recovery until awake. Afterward, they are
transferred to Possum Ward - Surgical Short Stay from where they
are discharged the following day.
Patients are admitted to the hospital on the day of their
surgery directly to Surgery via Reception J - Surgery. They proceed
through pre-operative preparation and into the operating
theatre. After surgery, they pass through Stage 1 Recovery
and move to an inpatient ward, where they may remain for a few
Patients are already admitted to hospital and transfer from an
inpatient ward or Emergency straight to the pre-operative
preparation area and into the operating theatre. Following surgery,
they may go to:
Intensive Care patients go directly to the operating theatre and
then usually return straight to Rosella - Intensive Care after
Patients arriving at the hospital requiring urgent surgery will
go directly to the operating theatre and bypass the pre-operative
area. After surgery, they are usually transferred straight to
Rosella - Intensive Care.