Surgical Program

Our Surgical program at Pembroke Regional Hospital consists of a multi-skilled team that coordinates all the necessary individual patient care needed throughout your surgical journey. Our Surgical program is progressive, current and adapts to the continuous changes and best practices within healthcare.


The PRH Surgical program consists of the following specialties: 


  • Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (POAC)
  • Surgical Day Care
  • Operating Room
  • Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)
  • Surgical Inpatient Unit
  • Medical Device Reprocessing Department

We perform surgeries in the following services:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental (paediatrics)
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecological
  • Urology
  • ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat)


Your surgical journey begins with a pre-operative assessment appointment (currently being done via telephone). The appointment will be done prior to your planned surgical date (please refer to Preparing you for your Surgery section for more information pertaining to POAC). On the day of your surgery you will begin in the Surgical Day Care (SDC) where nurses will prepare you for your operation. From SDC, you will be taken to the Operating Room and then the post-anaesthetic care unit (also referred to as Recovery Room). Depending on the type of surgery, you may go home the same day or be admitted to a hospital bed on our inpatient unit.


If you are coming for an assessment for a total hip or knee replacement, you will find your information on the Champlain MSK Care site.  


Privacy, safety and quality of care are our priorities. Our team is here to answer your questions. 


Helping The Environment 

Please note that, effective September 5, 2023, we have introduced a new planetary health initiative. 

We ask that all patients coming for surgery bring one or two personal belonging bags/grocery bags to store their clothes/shoes in. 


Contact information

If you have a question or concern pertaining to your surgery date (cancelling, rescheduling etc.), please contact your surgeon's office directly.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns during your stay, please contact the Clinical Manager at extension 7308 or the Clinical Director at extension 8364.   


Some other contact numbers you may require are as follows:

Pre-op clinic (POAC): (613) 732-2811, extension 6611 or extension 7138
Endoscopy: (613) 732-2811, extension 6384
Surgical Daycare: (613) 732-2811, extension 8707
Operating Room: (613) 732-2811, extension 8705 or extension 8725
Surgical floor: (613) 732-2811, extension 6380
Fracture Clinic: (613) 732-2811, extension 8610 


All of the above, except for the Surgical floor are available Monday to Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Resources for Patients and Families  

Same Day Admission Booklet 

Day Surgery Booklet  

Patient Questionnaire, Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic (Adult)  

Getting Ready for your Colonoscopy - Bowel Preparation Instructions

A Guide to Enhancing Your Recovery After Bowel Surgery 

Breast Surgery (Day Surgery) Patient Information Booklet

Pain Control After Surgery 

Total Hip Replacement - Patient Information Booklet  

Total Knee Replacement - Patient Information Booklet 


Please note that the sections listed below are under construction. 


The Day Before Your Surgery
At Home on the Day of your Surgery
Day of Surgery and Arrival to hospital 
Jewelry and Body Piercings 

Pre-operative removal of jewellery for patients scheduled for surgery 
In the Operating Room  

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