Discharge

Following your procedure, you will be transferred to our recovery room where a nurse will monitor your recovery progress.

If you have been fasting, you will be offered some light refreshments.

Once you are fully recovered, your carer will be able to join you. At this time, the nurse will provide you with written instructions regarding your post-operative care and will discuss any questions or concerns you may have before you leave the day surgery.

If you are having eye surgery, you may leave with an eye patch. If you are leaving with a dressing to any operation site, please ensure you follow the care instructions given to you.

You may be provided with a prescription for post-operative medications. It is very important you continue to use any medication as prescribed by your surgeon.

You will be given an appointment time if you need to return to your surgeon’s rooms for a review. Your surgeon will confirm when you will be able to resume normal activities. You will be able to eat and drink as normal on discharge.

You will not be able to drive for 24 hours after your surgery and will be required to have a responsible adult drive or accompany you home and remain with you overnight. Patients will not be admitted to the day surgery if these arrangements cannot be made.

After your discharge, a nurse may contact you by phone to check on your progress and to answer any further questions you may have.