Day surgery patients

Day surgery patients

Monash House Private Hospital features a Day Surgery Unit, which provides a comfortable environment for patients having procedures that do not require an overnight stay in hospital.

 

Before Surgery

  • Bathe or shower
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Do not wear makeup or jewellery, other than a wedding ring
  • Unless otherwise instructed, do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to surgery (this includes chewing gum)
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for 24 hours prior to admission
  • If you are taking medication and are unsure about whether to take these prior to surgery, please contact your admitting doctor.

 

What to bring

On the day of admission please bring:

  • Any letter(s) from your doctor relating to your procedure
  • Details of Health Insurance Membership
  • Medicare Card
  • Pharmaceutical, Pension or Veteran Affairs entitlement card
  • A list of current medications
  • Cash / Credit Card to pay out of pocket expenses on admission (Excess or Co-payments)
  • X-rays if applicable
  • Glasses and physical aids (e.g. walking sticks, hearing aids)

 

Post-Surgery

  • You will not be able to drive for 24 hours if you have had sedation or a general anaesthetic Please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home or accompany you in a taxi.
  • Before you leave the hospital:
    • Our staff will provide you with post procedure instructions including medications, dressings and follow up appointments.
    • Please go via reception to be discharged and finalise the account.