Hand Surgery ward - 2 West

Level 2 Clinical Services Block

What we do

The Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Hand Unit provides a comprehensive elective and emergency service for all hand, wrist and forearm disorders/injuries within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. It is also a major tertiary level centre for hand, wrist and forearm referrals from across New South Wales.

Who we care for

We care for people who need hand, wrist and forearm surgery.

These can include:

• patients referred to us from the Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital Emergency Department
• patients referred from the Hand Clinic
• patients referred from the Surgeon’s private rooms
• elective surgery waiting list

What to bring every time you come

• Medicare card
• Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
• Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
• Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
• Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
• Medicines you need to take while you are here
• List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
• Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame

For an overnight (or longer) stay

• Dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
• Personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, shaving cream, shaver, toothpaste and deodorant
• Something to do, like a book, a magazine or an iPad/tablet with headphones
• Any special medical support equipment (for example: Sleep apnea machine)

Do not bring (for an overnight or longer stay)

• Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash
• Valuables, such as jewellery or watches