On the day of your surgery

You must bring:

  • Your Information Folder – Ormiston Hospital Forms to Fill Out
  • All documentation relating to your surgery, including letters, notes and medication cards from your doctor/s or other hospitals. This also includes test results, scans or x-rays you may have.
  • All medication/drugs that you are currently taking.  This includes inhalers, injections, herbal remedies, vitamin supplements (please bring them in their original container).
  • Insurance or ACC approval letters (if applicable).
  • Any personal aids such as glasses, hearing aids, dentures, walking sticks etc.
  • Community Services Card.


Day stay patients, please bring:

  • Adults bring comfortable loose clothing (sleepwear is not required).
  • Children must wear own pyjama’s to theatre but these should be loose fitting. Please also bring a spare set in the event they may need to be changed.

Website no driving


Driving following surgery: An important reminder to you that operating a motor vehicle after surgery for the first 24 hours is not permitted following a general anaesthetic.



Inpatients (overnight or longer), please bring:

  • Comfortable sleepwear, dressing gown, slippers and personal toiletries.
  • Reading material or other activities.


Quiet PacQuietPac:

For your overnight stay at Ormiston Hospital, you will receive a QuietPac. These are pre-packed kits containing personal items, selected to enhance your Ormiston Hospital experience.