Prepare for Surgery
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One of our friendly nurses will call you on the day prior to your procedure with your fasting and admission times and to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here are some general tips on how to prepare for surgery.
On the day of your procedure, please arrive one and a half hours prior to your surgery time, unless otherwise advised. Admission is on the first floor. Please bring your Medicare and Health Fund card with you and any medication that may be required during your stay.
The admitting nurse will take your observations and discuss with you and your support person each stage of your stay and what you can expect to happen both before and after your discharge. Your Carer is encouraged to attend the admission procedure, to discuss your care during your stay, and following discharge.
• Please do not eat food or drink any fluids, including water, for six hours prior to surgery
• Avoid alcohol and smoking for 24 hours prior to surgery as this may affect your recovery
• Wear loose, comfortable clothing including shoes that are easy to slip on and off
• Do not wear jewellery, makeup, nail polish, talcum powder or perfumes.