Your quality surgery journey
About the Division of Surgery
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD)Division of Surgery provides elective and emergency surgery for adults and children in our community. This includes Wollongong, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, and Milton Ulladulla hospitals. Our hospitals are accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).
About this information
This site provides information about your entire surgery journey - from
preparations through to recovery. You should read it together with your family and talk
about the information. Ask your local doctor or surgeon if you have any
This information has been written with the kind assistance of our clinical teams from across the District. We thank every one of them for their contributions. A special thank you also to the patients who helped to make this information relevant. You are at the centre of every decision we make.
You and your family should download the My Surgery Journey free smartphone app. The app will help keep you up-to-date at all stages of your surgery journey. It will help you get ready for surgery, remind you of important dates, and help you get to the hospital.
No smart phone? No worries! You can download and read the My Surgery Journey magazine. It gives advice about food, exercise, hygiene, health and medication choices leading up to surgery, how to get to hospital, what to bring, and what to expect on the day of surgery; and what happens after surgery and instructions for optimum recovery. You will also receive a copy of the magazine when booking in for your surgery - make sure you ask for one.