Preparing for surgery

How to prepare for surgery

We recommend you take the following steps before your surgical procedure:

  • Ensure someone can drive you home after surgery (you’re not permitted to leave alone or use public transport)
  • Arrange to have someone stay with you on the day and night of the surgery
  • Don’t smoke for at least 24 hours before your procedure
  • Follow instructions on which medications to take and which to withhold (this information will be given to you 1-2 weeks prior to your surgery date)
  • Notify us if you have any special dietary requirement
  • Inform your surgeon if there is any change in your health leading up to your procedure (for example if you’ve had a cold or fever)

Calvary Community Care can can arrange a pick up from the hospital, help with with the practical arrangements of returning home from hospital, and can also help give support during your recovery.

HOSPITAL TO HOME


How to prepare on the day

We recommend you:

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing
  • Don’t wear make-up, nail polish or jewellery
  • Bring all your medications, relevant x-rays referrals and information about your procedure
  • Bring basic toiletries and reading material

Please do not bring

  • Any valuables or large sums of money (we won’t accept responsibility for loss)

Informed consent

For all surgical procedures you will be required to provide your Informed Consent for the surgery or procedure to be performed. In the event of emergency surgery, your nominated next-of-kin or Enduring Power of Attorney is able to provide consent on your behalf.


 

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Calvary Wakefield Hospital

 300 Wakefield St, Adelaide SA 5000

 08 8405 3333

Calvary Wakefield Surgicentre

 316 Wakefield St, Adelaide SA 5000

 08 8405 3333

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