Day of Surgery

  • Shower or Bathe at home.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Do not wear makeup, body moisturiser, false eyelashes, acrylic nails or jewellery.
  • Stay fasted as instructed by your doctor or the hospital.

It is important to continue all your normal medications unless your doctor has instructed otherwise.

If you are a diabetic or are taking blood thinning medication, please discuss management of these medications with your doctor and anaesthetist.

Please bring all your mediations (including inhalers), x-rays or scans relevant to your procedure reading glasses and physical aids (walking sticks, hearing aids etc)

You must have nominated a family member or friend to take you home after surgery and stay with you overnight. If you don’t, this may result in the cancellation of your surgery. Catching public transport or a taxi on your own is not an option.

On arrival at the hospital

Please ensure you allow plenty of time to arrive at the hospital for your allocated admission time.

Limited parking is available underneath the building, entry via Horace Street.

Horace Street at the Wattletree Road end has a 2 hour parking limit, however all day parking is available at the High Street end of Horace Street.

The Day Hospital can be accessed via the lift in the basement to the first floor or through the main entrance on Wattletree Road ground level, then via lift to first floor.

If your arrival time is prior to 8 am please use intercom system allocated at the doors to gain entrance to building.

Please report to reception desk where you will be greeted by our friendly staff to complete your administrative admission.

From there you will be brought into a pre-admission room by a nurse who will prepare you for your surgery. You will also have a pre-operative consult with your surgeon and anaesthetist prior to surgery.