Elective Admissions includes placing patients onto the elective waiting list, booking procedures, arranging pre-admission assessment and education, and admitting patients on the day of their procedure.
Patients being placed onto the elective waiting list must meet the requirements of the Department of Health Elective Surgery Access Policy.
Patients will receive written or verbal notification when they are placed onto the waiting list and when the booking is made. An urgency category is given by the doctor requesting the procedure. Sometimes there may be delays in the booking due to more urgent cases being requested by the doctor.
Procedures may be completed by another doctor other than the requesting doctor, and the procedure may also be completed at another facility as arranged by Goulburn Valley Health, however this will be discussed with you.
Elective admissions is located at the Graham Street, Shepparton Campus in the Hub.
Access to Elective Admissions
Before 7.30am – enter through the early admission door which is West of the Emergency Department.
After 7.30 am – enter through the main front entrance.
• Keep a list of medications in your wallet.
• Complete and return Health Questionnaires promptly when you have received them, as the procedure cannot be booked until this is done.
• Notify Goulburn Valley Health of changes of address and next of kin.
• Know your allergies.
• Have transport and a carer arranged for going home from hospital.