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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 5 August 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

If Your Child is Having Surgery

We understand that coming to hospital can be stressful and your child may be anxious. Our aim is to help you and your child prepare for their surgery or procedure and their stay in hospital whether it be as a day only patient or a longer stay.

Elective Pre-Admission Coordinator/Surgical Services

The Elective Pre-Admission Coordinator (EPAC) assists in identifying patients with potential clinical, physical and/or emotional concerns prior to admission and assists with the additional planning required by some patients coming in for a surgical procedure.

This includes facilitating nursing and medical assessments or investigations required prior to admission, developing individual support plans for patients who may have additional needs on and during admission.

Pre-planning assists in ensuring the patient and family are well prepared for the hospital stay, streamlines the recovery phase and discharge process and decreases anxiety overall.

Hours

Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 4.00pm

Phone

(08) 8161 7714

Further information

My Trip to Hospital

These videos are designed for children aged between 3 and 6 years old and 7 and 12 years old.

We understand that coming to hospital can be stressful and your child may be anxious.

Our aim is to help you and your child prepare for their surgery or procedure and their stay in hospital, whether it be as a day-only patient or a longer stay.

Please watch the short video about what to expect when your child is coming to hospital for a surgery or a procedure.

We also have a range of age-related colouring-in books which help prepare your child for their hospital visit.

If you have any questions about your child’s surgical admission or would like a colouring-in book sent to you, please call the Elective Pre-Admission Coordinator on (08) 8161 7714 (Monday – Friday, 8.00am–4.00 pm).

My Trip to Hospital – for 3 to 6 year olds

My Trip to Hospital – for 7 to 12 year olds

Most children having an elective procedure (operation) are admitted to the Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA) Unit.