Planned Procedure Unit (Day Surgery)
The Townsville University Hospital Planned Procedure Unit (PPU) cares for day-of-surgery and day-surgery patients from six months old to adult. Selected post-operative surgical patients are able to stay for one night while they recover.
Patients are referred to the unit via specialist clinics or from consultant surgeons’ rooms. There is no direct referral to the unit.
Day surgery and your child
Patient fasting, smoking and medication
Day surgery and day of surgery admission
Elective Surgery Pre-Admission Service
Fasting and medication information for children
Ph: (07) 4433 2492
Fax: (07) 4433 2491
Level 2 of the Acute Block, Townsville University Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas, QLD 4814
Internal Mail Box 19
PO Box 670
Townsville QLD 4810
The unit is open 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday and closes at 1:00pm Saturday.
Visiting hours are until 8:00pm.
Patients cared for in the PPU are to be picked up for discharge no later than 10:00am.