Day Procedure Unit

(day surgery)

The Day Procedure Unit admits all patients requiring day surgery and endoscopy procedures. The unit is co-located with the operating theatre and includes 2 procedure rooms.

What is day surgery?

Day surgery is a minor surgical procedure completed in one day and does not require the patient to stay in hospital overnight.

Our services

  • General, gynaecological, obstetrics, ear, nose and throat and dental surgery
  • Electroconvulsive therapy for inpatients and outpatients from the Mental Health Unit
  • Medical infusion service.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.


All patients requiring surgery or a procedure will have a pre-admission appointment following their initial consultation in the Specialist Outpatient Department.

What to bring

  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait

  • An adult carer to support you, take you home and be with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery or procedure
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • Any legal documentation (this will be discussed at your pre-admission appointment)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold

  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Contact us

Day Procedure Unit
Location: Level 2, Main Building, Caboolture Hospital
Phone: (07) 5433 8857
Fax: (07) 5433 8856
Open: Monday-Friday 7.00am-4.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

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