Before surgery

Before or on arrival at the facility, you will need to fill out an admission form. This gives us important information. Please read it carefully and complete all sections to ensure we can make your stay a safe and comfortable one.

Your surgeon will explain details of your surgery and sign your ‘Consent to Surgery’ with you. Please bring this form with you on the day of surgery.  Most patients will be provided with an information pack prior to surgery.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your specialist or phone or email us here.

Please ensure you have:

  • Completed any tests and investigations requested by your surgeon
  • A prior approval number from your health insurer, and a letter covering your payment arrangements
  • Your ACC approval letter, if applicable

The day before surgery

Make sure you review the patient information pack provided as you will need to know:

  • When to stop eating and drinking before your admission and surgery (if applicable)
  • Whether you can take your regular medications and natural remedies as normal. For example, anticoagulants (blood-thinning medication) are often stopped before surgery
  • What kind of illness could postpone your surgery, and who to contact if this happens
  • When to arrive and where to report

If you are not clear on any of this information, please contact your nurse for advice.  Click here for contact details.

Planning transport

If you are having a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation you will need someone to take you to and from the surgical unit.  Have a responsible adult stay with you at home for at least 24 hours after surgery, and longer if needed.

Parking is limited, but there is 5-minute parking outside the front doors for patient drop off / pickup.

If you are having local anaesthetic you will usually be able to drive yourself home.

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