Pre-Admission

Prior to your hospitalisation, you will be contacted by our Admission staff with your scheduled admission time, fasting instructions and an estimate of out-of- pocket expenses and excess co-payments associated with your admission. If you have not received notification from the day surgery by 3:00pm on the day prior to your hospitalisation, please call (02) 8223 1818.

Pre-admission fasting

On the morning of your surgery, please adhere to the fasting requirements previously explained to you. It is important you follow these instructions to prepare you for the general anaesthesia or sedation (if required) with your procedure. Do not smoke or chew gum. Please follow your doctor’s instructions in relation to eating and drinking prior to your admission.

Co-existing conditions

The following conditions may require extra monitoring or care during a procedure / operation:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems

It is important to discuss these with your Doctor so you can receive the best possible care whilst a patient at the day surgery.

Medications

It is important that your doctor is aware of all medications you are currently taking including:

  • Prescription medications
  • Natural therapies
  • Over the counter medications (e.g.vitamins)

Some of these medications can interfere with your blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding during or after your procedure/ operation. You will need to discuss with your doctor if he wants you to continue taking your medications or cease taking them for a prescribed number of days prior to your procedure / operation. Some other medication needed to control other coexisting conditions will need to be continued – discuss this with your doctor.

Cold and flu symptoms

If you develop any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu, contact your doctor to see if they would like to delay your procedure / operation until you are feeling better.