Short Stay Surgical Unit / Day of Surgery Admission

About us

We cater for patients requiring a short hospital admission for surgical, medical or diagnostic procedures in a large 22 bed ward.

Patient information

We encourage you to be actively involved in all aspects of your health care and invite you to read the Patient First booklet found throughout Fremantle Hospital.

Post-operative instructions will be explained to you by experienced staff as well as providing you with printed instructions. You’ll be given a 24-hour contact number for Health Direct which you can call if you need advice or assistance.

Information for health professionals

Referrals

Consultants can refer patients to the SSSU from outpatient clinics or private rooms by contacting the Patient Flow Unit.

Phone: + 61 8 9431 3207
Fax: + 61 8 9431 2349

Please note:

  • Patients should have access to a responsible adult who can transport them to and from hospital (preferably by private vehicle)
  • We cannot accommodate patients who are aged 18 years or under

Post-operative care
Please provide clearly-written post-operative care instructions regarding wound care and dressing.

Discharge procedures
Please complete a discharge summary before discharge and organise appropriate discharge analgesia and an outpatient appointment. We also give patients verbal and written post-procedure instructions, as well as the 24-hour phone number for Health Direct, so they can access further advice and assistance.

Information for GPs

A copy of the patient’s discharge summary is sent to his or her GP.

Contact
Clinical Nurse Manager – SSSU
Phone: +61 8 9431  13105
Fax: +61 8 943112915

Education/training opportunities

The Staff Development Service provides a range of continuing education programs to support the learning needs of staff.

We also offer nursing placements to undergraduate students.

Employment opportunities

See current job vacancies (external site).

Contact us

Location: Level 8, F Block, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle
Phone – SSSU Ward Clerk: +61 8 9431 2899
Phone: +61 8 9431 2831
Fax: +61 8 9431 3236

Operating hours

24 hours a day, Monday to Friday

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