Pre-admission

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all of our Pre-Admission Clinic patients will receive a phone call from our Pre-Admission Clinic Registered Nurses to provide information about preparing for your surgery, what to expect in hospital and to prepare you for returning home after your surgery.

During this phone call the Nurse will discuss your medical history and answer any questions you may have.

To assist in preparing for your joint replacement surgery, a short video introduction and a PowerPoint presentation (click to download) (PDF 692.8KB) has been put together by our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy  team which contains information about:

  • Preparing for your surgery – exercises, equipment, clothing and more
  • A daily overview – of your hospital stay, and Physiotherapy whilst in Hospital 
  • Stairs – how to manage them
  • Medications after surgery
  • Preparing for your discharge home and follow-up Physiotherapy
  • Preparing your home and any equipment you may need
  • Any precautions after hip surgery you may have
  • Transferring in and out of a car with your new hip or knee

Please be aware that Inpatient Rehabilitation is strictly based on clinical-recommendations from the treating clinical staff.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns from a Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy point of view, or to find out more about planning your follow up physiotherapy once home, please contact the Mater Continuous Care Team on 0474 946 650, or email:  MCCT@svha.org.au . 

Download our Patient Guide for Knee Replacement (PDF 4MB) 

Download our Patient Guide for Hip Replacement (PDF 3.5MB)