Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.


Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

In-Patient Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Pre-Admission Appointment?

The pre-admission appointment is important to prepare you for surgery. It includes speaking with a Registered Nurse who will arrange any blood tests, x-rays or other tests that may be required. This appointment will take approximately 2 hours.   The appointment may be longer if you are required to see the anaesthetist.  If you are attending our Wednesday clinic for hip or knee replacement, you should plan to be here for at least 4 hours.  

What if my health changes before surgery?

If you do not feel well or there is a change in your health before your surgery, please call your surgeon’s office as soon as possible. For example, if you have a cold or other illness, discuss this with your surgeon.

What should I do on the day of surgery?

On the day of your surgery, you should report to your designated registration area: Click here for how to find us.

Please arrive at the time that you have been instructed during your Pre-Admission visit. Be aware that, if you are late, your surgery may be delayed or re-scheduled.  Occasionally, the time of your surgery may change.  The Pre-Admission Clinic will notify you of any time changes one business day before your surgery.


The Operating Room may be needed for life threatening emergencies. Although this does not occur often, we do not know in advance when these emergencies are going to occur. If an emergency does happen, the time or date of your surgery may be changed. You will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

What services are available while I am in the hospital?

Click here for full listing of shopping and amenities available at each hospital

What to Bring to Pre-Admission Appointment



Your Pre-Admission Clinic Package

Given to you by the surgeon.

Admission History and Physical form.

Completed by your family doctor within 28 days before the date of surgery. (inside pre-admission package)

Pre-Operative Surgical Questionnaire

Completed by you BEFORE your pre-admission visit. (inside pre-admission package)

Confidential Admission form

Completed by you BEFORE your pre-admission visit. (inside pre-admission package)

All the medications you are currently taking, or a list with the names and times you take them.

Your Ontario Health card

Visiting Hours

There are no specified visiting hours. However, in our hospitals, quiet time has been designated from the hours of 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. every day to promote a restful, healing environment for our patients.

All Halton Healthcare staff and physicians will work collaboratively with the patient and family member/ partner in care to make adjustments or changes in the care plan to support family presence, bearing in mind the principles of health, safety, privacy, and confidentiality of all patients.  Click here for more information on visiting a patient.

In-Patient Surgery Pre-Admission Package

Oakville Trafalgar
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