What to bring:
- Your completed paperwork;
- Medicare card;
- Health fund card;
- Payment (if applicable).
When you arrive on the day of your surgery, our admission staff will assist you with your initial admission and ask you to complete any outstanding paperwork or financial consent details before the nursing staff commence their clinical admission. The nursing staff will also inform your carer when you will be ready to be picked up.
The following guidelines are outlined in our Panch Day Surgery Centre information pack to assist you and ensure you have a smooth admission process:
- On the day of your operation please shower or bathe and wash your hair before arriving;
- Follow the fasting instructions, if applicable;
- Take all your usual medications, unless your doctor has advised otherwise;
- Bring all medications in their original containers with you;
- If you are having eye surgery, please wash your face for 3 minutes on the morning of surgery using your usual face soap. Do NOT wear any face make up (including face cream and mascara);
- Avoid having nail polish on your hands if possible;
- Do not wear any jewelry. You may wear your wedding band if difficult to remove but leave all other valuables at home. The day surgery will not accept responsibility for lost or damaged items;
- Wear comfortable, loose clothing as you may have to change into a hospital gown;
- Bring in any paperwork you have been asked to complete;
- If you have any existing skin abrasions, cuts, bruising or wounds, please tell the nurse on your arrival;
- Please advise the nurse on arrival if you have any problems with your mobility which will require assistance;
- Please ensure you have allowed enough time; you can expect to be at the day surgery for approximately 2 hours;
- Ensure you have a responsible adult to accompany you home - the person accompanying you must leave a contact number and be available to pick you up when advised by the day surgery.
- If you become ill in any way before the operation, please phone and speak to either your surgeon, or our theatre coordinator.