Day procedure or day surgery

Helpful things to know

  • Please arrange for a responsible person to collect you and transport you home after your procedure. They should also stay with you for the first 24 hours following your day procedure
  • The nursing staff will record the name and number of the person who is collecting
    you after your surgery/procedure. They will contact the nominated person and tell
    them the approximate time you will be ready to be collected. There is a designated
    day patient pick-up car parking area at the front entrance of the hospital for short
    term use
  • It is unsafe to drive in the first 24 hours after surgery and you may not be legally covered by insurance
  • Public transport is not a safe choice for transport home after discharge from hospital
  • You must not sign any contracts or make important decisions for 24 hours following
    your procedure
  • You must follow any instructions you are given after your procedure and contact
    your doctor or present to an emergency department should you have any post
    procedural complications


What should day patients bring to hospital?

  • A small bag to place your clothes in during your procedure
  • Something warm to wear while you are waiting for admission
  • A medication list and/or medications, x-rays/scans
  • Consent forms completed by you and your doctor
  • Medicare card, health fund card and credit card
  • Reading materials and physical aids: glasses, hearing aids (with cases), walking stick, mobility aids