Surgical Pathways


As a patient, there are many different reasons why you may require surgery. Whatever the nature of your personal situation, you will experience one of two standardised ‘journeys’—or pathways—at Mercy Hospital for Women: emergency surgery or elective surgery. Find out more about what you can expect for each experience, and how to best prepare.

If you require surgery, it will be:

We provide a range of emergency and elective surgery for women’s health at Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW).

In a medical emergency

Patients requiring emergency surgery will be seen to in the most appropriate amount of time, based on clinical assessment and the associated urgency of your needs.

Elective surgery at Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW)

If you require elective surgery at Mercy Hospital for Women, first visit your general practitioner or medical specialist. They will refer you to our Outpatient Department where you will be given an appointment based on your condition and urgency. If an operation is required, you will be placed on an elective surgery waiting list.

A range of elective surgical specialties are offered at Mercy Hospital for Women including:

  • general gynaecology
  • endosurgery
  • reproductive biology
  • urogynaecology
  • gynaecological oncology
  • obstetrics.

Please note, our general Outpatients Department is located on Level 3. Day Surgery is located on Level 1, and our Surgical Inpatient Ward is located on Level 6.

Mercy Hospital for Women Surgical Access Office
Phone: 03 8458 4400
Open hours: Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5pm.

Last reviewed September 26, 2017.

Having a baby at Mercy Hospital for Women

At Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW) we offer a range of patient-centred care options for your pregnancy and birth.

Having a baby at Mercy Hospital for Women

Our Gynaecology Services

At Mercy Hospital for Women our gynaecology clinics run from Monday to Friday offering a broad range of services dedicated to the health and well being of women of any age.

Our Gynaecology Services


The Department of Paediatrics at Mercy Hospital for Women offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care services for children; research into children’s medicine; and education for medical, nursing and midwifery students.