Accredited till June 2016
Make sure that you have been given full written instructions on preparation for your procedure in advance. If you have any doubts, contact your anaesthetist, surgeon or the Hospital.
Generally you should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least six hours prior to your procedure, unless your doctor has indicated otherwise.
The fasting time may vary, depending on the type of anaesthetic you are having. You will be advised when to commence fasting by hospital staff prior to your admission.
If fasting instructions are not followed, your procedure may have to be postponed in the interests of your safety.
If you are being admitted on the day of your procedure, a member of staff will contact you between 2.00pm and 5.00pm on the afternoon prior to your admission to notify you of your required arrival time.
If you are being admitted the day before your procedure, please attend the main reception area (foyer) on Level 1, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, unless your doctor requests you to present earlier in the day. You will then be taken to your pre-operative ward.
The hospital will endeavour to minimise your waiting time. However, there may be longer than expected waiting times if unforeseen events arise with other patients undergoing procedures or if pre-operative reviews or tests are requested by your doctors in the interests of your care.
If you are staying overnight, please remember to also bring (in a small overnight bag):
If you are having a procedure, please also:
Pictured right: Pre-surgery area The Surgery Centre Hurstville