You will be called on the business day prior to your procedure to confirm your arrival time, fasting time and to confirm payment details. Payments can be made by cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Amex or direct deposit. We do not charge credit card surcharges. You will also be asked a series of questions on a pre-operation checklist to make sure that you are ready for your surgery.
On the Day of Admission
• Shower prior to arrival
• Wear comfortable, loose clothing
• Do not wear makeup or nail polish
• Remove all jewellery, including body piercings if possible
Bring With You
• Medications which may need to be taken immediately following procedure (e.g. insulin)
• X-rays or MRI scans (if required by your Doctor)
• If you regularly use a mobility aid you should bring it with you
Do not bring any jewellery, phones or valuables with you.
You must fast for 6 hours prior to your admission time. This includes water and chewing gum. The time you will need to fast from will be given to you during your pre-op phone call on the day before your surgery.
On arrival, our reception staff will greet you and finalise the necessary paperwork and settling of accounts.
Our admissions nurse will then accompany you to the pre-operative area where you will put a theatre gown over your street clothes. The nurse will confirm your details, procedure and consent form, allergy status, fasting status, and take observations. If you or your escort require a medical certificate the admissions nurse will be able to arrange that for you.
You will also be seen by the anaesthetist prior to your procedure and if you have any concerns about your anaesthetic, your Anaesthetist will be happy to discuss this with you.
At all times the nursing staff are there to assist you if you have any concerns or questions.