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Northern Sydney Local Health district promotes a model of shared responsibility and accountability between you, your surgeon and team. The information covered in this section will help guide you with the steps you need to take before your surgery and to make sure we can provide you with a positive experience.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Being ​informed about your surgery


​​Everyone has questions about their surgery journey. We've put together the most commonly asked questions to get you started​.
  • Preparing for Surgery

    Learn about what to do before your surgery, including medications, diet, lifestyle and wellness

  • Arriving to Hospital

    Learn about what to expect around waiting times, what do to if you're unwell and how to get to your hospital

  • Pre-admission

    A pre health assessment is our process for finding out everything our hospitals need to know about your general health, this is why you completed your health questionnaire as part of the process of referral for an elective surgical procedure to our hospitals.


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 Explore a range of topics to prepare you for your surgery.

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Real time patient experience

We value feedback from our patients and carers. If you're an adult patient (above 18 years old) who stayed overnight at RNSH, Ryde, or HKH, you'll receive an SMS survey with two questions.

Firstly, rate your likelihood of recommending the hospital or service to others (0 to 10 scale).

Secondly, let us know the main reason for your score. Your feedback helps us enhance the patient experience.​