Fasting: Your Anaesthetist will give you specific instructions regarding his or her requirements for fasting on the day. Please make sure that you follow these instructions to ensure your surgery goes ahead at the planned time.
Admission: On arrival please see our friendly reception staff will who undertake your administrative admission and assist you with any additional information you might require.
Clothing: Wear casual, comfortable clothes. You will be provided with a gown to change into for your surgery
Valuables: Please do not bring any unnecessary valuables into hospital with you. Kings Park Day Hospital cannot be responsible for the loss or damage of such items. We also request that no jewellery is worn. A wedding band is permitted.
Recovery: After your surgery our team of experienced surgical nurses will provide for your post-operative care and comfort. You will progress through 2 recovery areas where you will be cared for as you recover. Once you move to the second recovery area you may have your carer or a family member with you. Unfortunately due to available space and the need for confidentiality for all patients only one support person per patient is feasible.
If you are the parent of a paediatric patient you will be able to come into Recovery 1 once your child is awake.
We welcome carers and family members waiting in the reception area or you can enjoy a walk through Kings Park, or coffee at any of the lovely local cafes, just ask our reception staff for a recommendation.
Discharge: Once you are ready to be discharged home your nurse will provide you and your carer with discharge instructions that are specific to your surgeon and the procedure you have had. For the rest of the day and night after you arrive home there must be a responsible adult in attendance.
Parking is metered on Walker Ave so your carer will need to make sure that they bring coins, or your credit/debit card, for the meter. We do have an ACROD permit parking bay at the side of the building. If you wish to ensure this is available on the day of your surgery please let our staff know ahead of time.
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes what you, or someone you care for, can expect when receiving healthcare. Kings Park Day Hospital abides by this Charter when providing care to its patients.