You will be given two (2) hospital forms:
Patient information and Health Information.
Both forms must be completed by you and emailed or faxed to the hospital 3 days prior to your operation.
You will be admitted by the nursing staff. Please have your Medicare card and health fund details with you at the time of admission.
Once your account is settled, you will proceed in to the waiting bay where you will be seen by your surgeon, anaesthetist and nursing staff. After you change into the hospital gown, a nurse will take you to the operating theatre.
After your surgery you will be transferred to a recovery room.
1st Stage Recovery-during your stay nursing staff will continue to monitor your progress and undertake regular checks until discharge.
2nd Stage Recovery-once you feel better, you will be transferred to a comfortable recliner chair, where you will be given light refreshments before discharge.
Before leaving you will be given written and verbal post-operative instructions and follow-up appointment with your doctor.
Please make sure you have someone responsible to drive you home, as you will not be able to drive yourself.
When you get home
During the first 24 hours after your anaesthetic, you must not drive a car, operate machinery, drink alcohol, take sedatives and sleeping tablets or sign legal documents.
Please note, you are not allowed to go home by taxi on your own.