Elective Surgery

Elective Surgery


When your referral has been prioritised you will receive a letter giving you the expected waiting time until your appointment.

Bring relevant x-rays, scans, letters from another hospital/doctor, ACC documents, and medication records to your appointment.


Your surgeon will discuss possible treatment options with you.  If you would benefit from surgery the surgeon will complete a scoring tool and waiting list form.   Scoring will determine if you have enough points for surgery in a public hospital. Your may be asked to attend a nurse pre-admission clinic immediately following your appointment.

Before surgery you will / may receive an anaesthetic pre-admission appointment. 



Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • General Surgery Ward, First Floor, Main Hospital
  • General Surgery Outpatients, Ground Floor - Outpatients (immediate left upon entry to main hospital entrance)

Contact Details

Ph: 03 218 1949 extn: 8074