Mater Clinic Theatres

Admission Time

You will receive an SMS the business day prior to your admission to confirm your arrival time and fasting instructions. If you do not have a mobile you will receive a telephone call. 

Preparing for day surgery

Please shower before you come to Mater Clinic Theatres, use minimal make-up and, for comfort following your procedure, wear loose clothing. Do not wear nail polish or jewellery.

On arrival

Report to the Mater Clinic Theatres in the Mater Clinic access is from the lifts of the Mater Clinic car park or via the Mater Hospital. Due to COVID restrictions we are limiting the number of people in the waiting area and ask that your support person drops you at the Mater Clinic entrance or lifts (exceptions - children under 18 or patients with special needs). 

What to bring

  • Original pre-admission forms, unless submitted online or previously sent.
  • Signed consent form
  • Any relevant doctors' letters, scans or x-rays
  • Health insurance fund card, if applicable.
  • Medicare card.
  • Health benefit card, if applicable.
  • Pensioner health card, if applicable.
  • Credit card to settle your account.

What not to bring

Do not bring cash, jewellery or valuables of any kind as the Mater Clinic cannot be responsible for any valuables or missing items.

Going home checklist

  • Make arrangements for someone to take you home. Patients must not drive, go by taxi alone or catch public transport after an anaesthetic.
  • Collect your x-rays and scans.
  • Collect follow-up information and your post-surgery instructions.
  • Settle your account.
  • Pick up your medications from the pharmacy, if ordered by your doctor.

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We look forward to caring for you during your visit to the Mater Clinic Theatres.