Your Hospital Visit


What to bring to hospital

  • X-rays and scans. Dr Cochrane cannot perform surgery on you without these being in the operating theatre.
  • All your medications you are taking in the original packaging. This includes medications Dr Cochrane has advised you not to take prior to surgery such as blood thinners.
  • All medication repeat prescriptions
  • Medicare Card
  • Private Health Insurance Card
  • Any other concession cards such as DVA or Commonwealth Age Pension Card.
  • Worker’s Compensation Claim details
  • Admission form if not already submitted.
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and other toiletries
  • Comfortable day clothes
  • Books and Magazines
  • Glasses if you wear them
  • Walking aid if used
  • CPAP if used
  • A small amount of money

Please note it is not encouraged that you bring valuables with you to hospital.


Prior to your discharge please ensure you have all your belongings with you especially medication, prescriptions, X-rays and scans.


Length of stay in hospital

The length of stay in hospital is different for every patient. This will be discussed with you prior to your surgery. Dr Cochrane will see you each morning after surgery to see how you are progressing and the decision will be made when it is best for you to go home.

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