What will happen on the day

  • When you arrive you will be met by your nurse who will take care of you during your stay. Your details, temperature, pulse, blood pressure and weight will be checked.
  • You will meet your surgeon and anaesthetist, and will be asked to sign a consent form if you have not already done so.
  • The exact time of your operation can not always be given, however your nurse will provide up-to-date relevant information as necessary.
  • Your nurse will escort you to the operating theatre where you will have your operation.
  • Following your operation, you will wake up in the recovery area and then be taken back to the Day Unit.
  • After about one hour following an operation, many patients are ready to enjoy a cup of tea and sandwiches.
  • You may be asked to remain in the Unit for up to 4 hours after your operation to ensure that you are fully recovered from your anaesthetic.
  • A nurse will provide any advice on post-operative care. Pain relieving tablets may be prescribed by your anaesthetist or surgeon.

For more information please refer to www.allaboutanaesthesia.com.au