Pre-Admission Clinic

The pre-admission clinic provides pre-operative health assessments for patients undergoing surgery. This clinic is staffed by Nursing and Medical staff who will complete a thorough health assessment in order to ensure you are ready for surgery.  A number of questionnaires and tests will be conducted during your visit, with the results being made available to your treating specialist and general practitioner. 

The nurse clinician works autonomously, in collaboration with the surgical and anaesthetic team to ensure the patient is in optimal health for anaesthetic and is well prepared for their admission.  Dependent on various factors, this consultation may take place in the form of a face to face consultation or via telephone.  You will be notified by letter/and or phone by the pre-admission clerk as to the details of your visit.

Face to face consultations should present to the Canberra Hospital, via the Emergency Department entrance.  All efforts should be made to keep appointment times and it is important to allow adequate time for parking.

Patients will be asked to bring any relevant medical imaging such as x-rays, all medications, any specialist letters or test results to your appointment as these may be relevant to your admission.

Patients may also be required to undergo additional testing such as pathology or medical imaging, so please allow approximately two to four hours for your consultation.

The pre-admisson clinic is an important part of your surgical journey and if you are unable to make the appointment time allocated to you, please make contact with the clinic at the earliest opportunity.  Not attending this appointment may impact on your surgery booking.


Administrative Officer                                    02 624 42222

02 624 43514                         

Postal Address:

Pre-Admission Clinic

PO Box 11