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Patient Information

Preparing For Your Surgery

  • Please complete the patient admission form that the Patient Coordinator in the Consulting Suite will have given you and return to us no later than 48 hours prior to your day of admission.
  • Please be sure to make arrangements for someone to collect you after your surgery. You will not be able to drive a car or go home in a taxi.
  • One of our staff will contact you either by phone or SMS one or two days prior to your booked surgery date to confirm your pre-admission details and arrival time. If you have not received a phone call the afternoon before your surgery, our staff may be having difficulty contacting you. Please call us on (08) 9321 3433..
  • An interpreter service is available. Please inform our reception staff should you require this service prior to your admission. In some circumstances additional costs may apply.

On the Day of Admission

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.

After your operation

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

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.

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

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