Due to the construction of the Melbourne Metro Rail, Grattan St (between Royal Parade and Leicester St Parkville) is closed to all traffic. Your travel to and from the Women’s may be affected so please allow extra time for your journey.

We want your surgery to go as smoothly as possible, and it’s important that you are prepared. Please read the information below. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Booking Office: (03) 8345 3335
Day Surgery Unit: (03) 8345 3300
Ambulatory Gynae Service: (03) 8345 2195
The Women’s at Sandringham: (03) 8345 3335

Fasting

Click to show information about fasting for:

  • patients who will have a local anaesthetic
  • patients who will have a general anaesthetic

If you are unsure whether you having a local anaesthetic or a general anaesthetic, call us on
(03) 8345 3335.

Where are you being admitted?

I am coming to:

  • Day Surgery Unit (DSU)
  • Ward 5 North (5 North)
  • Ambulatory Gynae Service (AGS)
  • The Women's at Sandringham

If you are unsure, call us on
(03) 8345 3335.

The day before your procedure

I am coming to:

  • Day Surgery Unit (DSU)
  • Ward 5 North (5 North)
  • Ambulatory Gynae Service (AGS) patients
  • The Women’s at Sandringham
What bring
  • Medications and documents you might need
  • If you are staying overnight - what to put in your overnight bag
  • Optional

We recommend leaving valuables at home. We provide a safe and secure environment but you remain responsible for your belongings. Please don't bring in large sums of money!

What to expect when you come in for your procedure
  • The main things that will happen
Getting yourself ready
  • What you need to do
Getting to the Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville

The hospital is located on the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road, Parkville.

On-site parking is available at a your own cost.

Public transport is nearby. Use Tram line(s) 19, 58, 59 or Bus routes 401, 402, or 505. 

Going home after your procedure

Click to show information for:

  • patients who will have a general anaesthetic

Information only for:

At home

Follow post-operative instructions on the sheet that we will give you.

You may need to return for a follow up appointment. We will send you a letter by post if you need a follow up appointment.