Getting to hospital

Dr Geoff Forbes


Patients should have a relative or friend bring them to hospital for their procedure. As gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures are typically undertaken with a sedative injection, given by an Anaesthetist, patients must be escorted home by a friend or relative after their procedure. 

For patients attending hospital to receive an intravenous medication infusion, there is generally not a requirement to being escorted home, as a sedative injection is not required. 

Sundew Day Surgery, Joondalup

One of the Nexus group of hospitals, Sundew is located at 24 Sundew Rise, off Joondalup Drive. Parking is free at the Day Surgery. If required, enquiries about the Endoscopy Unit can be made by phoning (08) 6118 6371, or by e-mail:

Further information about endoscopy procedures at Sundew can be found at:

St John of God Hospital, Subiaco

Located between Salvado Road, McCourt Street and Cambridge Street. Parking is in the multi-storey carpark accessed from Salvado Road, or underground carpark on McCourt Street. The multi-storey carpark off Salvado Road is the most conveniently located for accessing the Endoscopy Unit. If required, the Endoscopy Unit can be contacted through the main hospital switchboard: (08) 9382 6111