Going to theatre

If you are admitting on your day of surgery, you will be escorted to the Day of Surgery Unit by a volunteer. Generally, one support person/carer may accompany you to the waiting area. You will be asked to take a seat until you are called by nursing staff who will prepare you for your procedure. You will then be escorted through to the procedural area where a nurse will ask you to confirm your medical history, take your weight and height and assist you to change into theatre attire. Your surgeon and anaesthetist may visit you during this time. A pharmacist may also discuss your medications with you.