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Surgical services

Surgical Services at Hobart Private Hospital comprise a 39 bed surgical unit, a 16 bed day procedure unit, a suite of five operating theatres and an endoscopy suite.

The Preadmission Clinic, a transit lounge for admission and visitors lounge are located on the surgical unit.

All our private and shared rooms have ensuites, personal bedside televisions, telephones and nurse call facilities.

Hobart Private Hospital Surgical Services provides an extensive range of general and specialty surgery:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Obesity surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery.

Once your operation is confirmed by your private surgeon, a member of staff from Hobart Private Hospital will contact you prior to your admission to inform you of your date and time of arrival, fasting details and other relevant information.


On arrival at Hobart Private Hospital please report to the Main Reception at the hospital entrance where you will be directed to the relevant area.

There is limited space available in the unit, but you are welcome to be accompanied by a member of your family or a friend.

Before your procedure

All of your relevant health history will be obtained during this process. We will also require the current details of your next of kin to ensure that someone is available to transport you home when you are discharged.

Patients are admitted according to the order of the theatre list, not necessarily in the order that they arrived to the unit.

Your personal items will be identified and stored safely. It is important that you do not bring any valuables with you on admission.

A member of the nursing staff will finalise your admission and you will be asked to change into your theatre garments and a dressing gown

Both your surgeon and the anaesthetist will see you prior to your surgery, they will also be able to address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you have any questions for any of our team you could write them down.

After your procedure

After your procedure you will be transferred to the recovery unit where you will be given time to recover post-surgery and offered light refreshments. If you have any special dietary needs please advise your admitting nurse.

Our nursing staff will monitor your post-operative recovery. Your doctor may request that you stay in the unit for a minimum of two hours post-procedure if you have had a general anaesthetic.

Once your doctor has reviewed you, you are welcome to leave the unit.

If your procedure requires overnight hospitalisation, your personal items will be transported to your room.

On arrival at Hobart Private Hospital please report to the Main Reception at the Hospital entrance where you will be directed to the Transit Lounge within the Surgical Services Unit.

This is an area where you can rest comfortably until your transfer to theatre.

Here you will be greeted by nursing staff who will complete your clinical admission and prepare you for theatre.

Both your surgeon and the anaesthetist will see you prior to your surgery and can address any questions or concerns you may have.

Your room will be allocated whilst you are in theatre, and your belongings transferred to your room awaiting your return from theatre

Once your doctor arranges your admission, and you have booked into the hospital, you may be contacted by the Pre-admission Clinic to arrange an interview by phone or in person.

The purpose of the appointment is to assess your fitness for surgery and anaesthesia, to streamline your admission and to provide you with the best possible preparation for your surgery.

The nurse obtains a comprehensive history, conducts preliminary investigations and answers any questions that you may have regarding your admission, hospital stay, operative procedure, pain relief, the discharge process, or plans and support.

Please allow up to 45 minutes to complete the preadmission process.

Please bring the following items with you to Preadmission Clinic:

  • The completed forms that your surgeon has given you, including your signed surgical consent form
  • A list of any previous operations that you have undergone and your current and previous illnesses
  • Any forms required for blood tests and x-rays that may need to be arranged.

Contact our pre-admission nurse, on (03) 6214 3262 if you have any questions prior to your admission.

(Available Monday - Friday: 8.00am-4.00pm).

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