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Planned Procedure Unit | Townvsille Hospital and Health Service


The Planned Procedure Unit at The Townsville Hospital is a multi-focus unit. The unit caters for day of surgery (DOSA) and day surgery (DSU) patients, which includes adults and children from six months old. Patients requiring medical imaging procedures are also admitted and prepared in the unit.

The use of the Planned Procedures Unit for extended recovery post-operatively, creates bed availability in the patient's original ward and streamlines the efficiency of pre-operative preparation and theatre delivery.

The unit also encompasses an Extended Day Surgery Unit (EDSU). Here, selected post-operative surgical patients are able to stay for one night while they recover.

Opening Hours

The unit is open 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday and closes at 1:00pm Saturday.

Visiting hours is until 8:00pm.

Patients cared for in the EDSU are to be picked up for discharge no later than 10:00am.

Map to the Planned Procedures Unit

Location and Contact Details


Level 2 of the Acute Block, The Townsville Hospital,
100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, QLD 4814

Postal Address Internal Mail Box 19, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone +61 7 4433 2492
Facsimile +61 7 4433 2491

Referral Process

Patients are referred to the unit via specialist clinics or from Consultant surgeons rooms. There is no direct referral to the unit.

Our Health Team

The unit is staffed by Registered and Enrolled nurses.

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Last updated: 18 April 2019