Your doctor will explain your procedure or operation to you and complete your consent form with you.
Your doctor may request that you visit your GP for a general health assessment before your procedure. Regardless of whether your doctor recommends visiting your GP beforehand, it’s important that you have seen your GP within the last year before your proposed surgery date.
Pre-admission is an important part of your care. Prior to you coming into hospital, you are required to register your admission to confirm your personal details, health history, financial details and other arrangements. This can be done by the following methods:
Key information before you arrive
If your account is subject to a Work Cover or Third Party claim, please forward to us the full details of your claim, including a letter from your insurance company accepting liability for your admission.
If you don’t speak English, please ask someone you know to discuss this with our staff before admission so that we may provide the best possible assistance.
It’s very important that all our patients have a carer with them on the day of surgery, to and from the hospital, and on the night after their surgery. If the patient doesn’t comply with this requirement then a release of responsibility must be signed on discharge and your carer’s contact number will be requested.
Our nursing staff will contact you several days before your admission to review your completed Medical Assessment Form and advise you of your pre-admission preparation and fasting times. Please contact the hospital or your doctor if you develop a cold or illness prior to surgery or have had a recent accident.
Some medications may affect the outcome of your surgery so it is important to disclose all medication. If you are taking Warfarin or Clexane medication, it is important you provide the hospital with a recent INR blood test result taken a few days prior to admission.
If you have any questions about the hospital’s procedures, completion of forms, our fees or your health insurance status, our staff will be happy to assist you.