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Day surgery

To enable us to contribute to the provision of a safe and efficient day surgery services, please find listed some information to consider before your hospital admission.

  • Bring any papers or forms given to you by your surgeon, including any doctor referral letters
  • Bring all relevant x-rays, scans or MRI's
  • Ensure you have your spectacles or hearing aids with you remembering that they are your responsibility, not the hospitals
  • Please leave any valuables and jewellery at home as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • It is important to arrive punctually for your appointment to allow time for preparation; if you think you will be late please telephone the hospital. Understand that there might be a delay in getting into the theatre for your procedure.
  • You might find it beneficial to bring a book or (toys for children) while waiting for theatre. There are toys available. Please bring your child's favourite toy with them that they can take into theatre.
  • Please bring any medications you are taking and a detailed list. If they are unsure about which medications to take on day of surgery to phone their doctor or the hospital to ask for advice e.g insulin, BP medications.

Once your operation is confirmed by your private surgeon, a member of staff from Frankston Private Hospital will contact you prior to your admission to inform you of your time of arrival, fasting details and other relevant information.

We also offer a confirmation SMS service.

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have to our pre-admission nurse.

On arrival at Frankston Private Hospital please report to the main reception (Level 2) where you will be directed to a waiting area.

A nurse will complete a medical assessment, answer any questions and prepare you for surgery.

Both your Surgeon and the Anaesthetist will see you prior to your surgery, they will be able to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Do not hesitate to write down questions as you think of them in preparedness.

After your procedure you will be transferred to the Stage 1 recovery unit and when awake transferred to Stage 2 recovery where you will be given time to recover post-surgery and offered light refreshments.

If you have any special dietary needs please advise your admitting nurse.Our nursing staff will monitor your post-operative recovery.

Your doctor may request that you stay in the unit for a minimum of two hours post-procedure if you have had a general anaesthetic.

Once your doctor has reviewed you, you are welcome to leave the unit.

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