We generally try to give the date for surgery on the date of consultation for all private patient and some public patients at Joondalup. For private cases at Subiaco private and SJOG, the hospital administration will contact you the day before and provide time of arrival. The anaesthetist will also ring up the day before with fasting instructions. For PMH and Joondalup patients, the hospital will give contact you a few days before the operation and provide both time of arrival and fasting instructions. Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital/SJOG, Geraldton. The hospital will contact you a few days before the operation.