What will happen when I arrive?

When you arrive at the Day Surgery Unit Reception, the Receptionist will check that all your details are correct. You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire or some specific questions about your current and past health, and your medications. You will then be taken to your bed where you will be asked to change into theatre wear and will be seen by the anaesthetist and surgeon. After the admission is complete you will wait in the pre-operative area until you are escorted to theatre by your nurse.

After the procedure/operation you will spend a period of time in the recovery area, during which time you will receive refreshments. When you are suitably recovered, the nurse will discharge you from the Unit to go home with your relative/carer. The person who is collecting you should telephone the Unit to find out when you will be ready to go home.

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