While You are Here

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Hospitals can be complex places for patients, their family and friends.

Find out more about our wards and their locations. Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital has many wards/units, each with different specialities. This list will help you plan your visit to our busy hospital.


Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is located next to the Security Office. To find the Emergency Department from Macquarie Street, walk through the second entrance, and the Emergency Department will be on the right-hand side.


The Pharmacy is located directly opposite the Emergency Department.


The Radiology Department is located on the ground floor in the Clinical Services Building. You need to walk through green sliding doors to get into the Clinical Services Building.


The Orthoptic Department is located in the Outpatients Department, which is is on the ground floor of the Clinical Services Builidng.

The Hand Clinic

The Hand Clinic is located on the second floor of the Clinical Services Building.

The Hand Therapy Department

The Hand Therapy Department is located on the second floor of the Clinical Services Building.

The Day Procedure Unit

The Day Procedure Unit is located on the first floor of the Clinical Services Building, on the west side of the building.

1 East

The 1 East ward is located on the first floor of the Clinical Services Buildng, on the East side.

2 East

The 2 East ward is located on the second floor of the Clinical Services Building on the East side.

Theatres and Recovery The Theatres and Recovery Unit is located on the third floor of the Clinical Services Building.
Medical Records Department The Medical Records Department is located on the ground floor of the Administrative Services Building. This building is  in the walkway parallel to Macquarie Street, linking the fountain courtyard and the Emergency Department courtyard.



It is important to us that you stay safe and well during your hospital stay. Here are few tips:

1. Leaving the ward
Your safety is of primary concern and you are asked to notify nursing staff before leaving the ward on all occasions.

2. Medication
On admission, you should give the nursing staff caring for you any drugs or medicines in your possession. These will be returned to you on discharge. The use of drugs other than those prescribed by your doctor while in hospital may have an adverse effect on your recovery.

3. Nurse call system
Call buttons are provided should you need a nurse. It is only necessary to press the call button once as the call registers outside your door, and in the corridors. If your friends or relatives are concerned about your condition they may press the call button on your behalf or alert staff.

4. Safety Checks
During your admission to Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital you will pass through a number of different areas in the hospital. These may include day procedure unit, theatre, recovery and/or the inpatient wards. You will be cared by a number of medical, nursing, allied health and reception staff members. To ensure your safety, these staff need to check a number of times; your name, date of birth and type of procedure you are having. These questions may seem repetitive, but is an important safety process.

5. Falls
To prevent the risk of having a fall while in hospital the following suggestions are recommended:
• Bring in correctly fitting, supportive shoes. Safe footwear characteristics include: thin soles with tread; low, wide heels with a rounded edge; firm heel cup; laces, buckles or Velcro fastenings; wide and deep toe box; and the correct length. Click here for more information.
• Bring in any walking sticks or frames that you use at home.
• Use the nurse call system to ask for assistance when getting out of bed after a procedure or if you feel dizzy or unwell.
• Alert the nurse if you have history of falls or if you have had any recent falls before coming into hospital.

Staff, patients, clients and visitors are not allowed to smoke on the grounds of Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital.  The aim is to reduce the harm that comes from smoking, including exposure to second hand smoking.

The Executive of Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital recognises that the hospital needs to be a safe and healthy environment for everyone.
Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital complies with the NSW Ministry of Health’s Smoke Free Workplace Policy. Click here to read the policy.

We thank you for respecting our smoke free zone.

For help to quit smoking call the Quitline 13 7848 or click here for the link.

You have been asked to bring in your own regular medication.

Please make sure you give all of your medication to the nursing staff when you arrive.

Do not take any medication without telling your nurse first.

This document provides information about choosing to be treated as a public patient or a private patient.

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