After Your Procedure
What happens after the procedure?
For day surgery patients:
When you are awake you will be escorted to the
Day Surgery recovery area where you will be provided with something
to eat and drink. Please note if you have any special dietary
requirements contact the hospital prior to your admission or notify
the nurses at your admission.
When you have been assessed as ready for
discharge you will receive clear instructions for your
post-operative care while at home and be assisted to get ready to
For 24 hours after your anaesthetic you are advised not
- Drive, work or operate
- Drink alcohol
- Take sedatives unless
- Sign any legal documents
When your family member or friend arrives you
will be escorted by a staff member to meet them at the
Day Surgery waiting area.
If you have any questions or concerns, please
do not hesitate to speak with your nurse or doctor at any time
during your stay with us or call the Day Surgery Unit on 9709
Once you return home, depending on your
procedure, a nurse may call you to check on your recovery. You may
also be given medication prescribed by your treating doctor, please
follow all advice and instructions for taking your medication while
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