Day Procedure Patients
The Day Procedure Centre manages a range of procedures including
- Cardiac catheterisation
- Electro-physiological studies
- Surgical procedures
- Endoscopic procedures
- Radiological investigations
The Centre cares for the patient from admission through all stages of the procedure.
What time should I arrive?
Contact the Day Procedure Centre after 3.00pm one working day before your procedure, phone (02) 8382 2398. The staff will confirm your arrival time.
Pre-admission check list
- Do not bring large sums of money or valuables
- Cease smoking at least 24 hours before your admission
- Do not eat or consume any fluids after 12 midnight the night before your admission
- If you are regularly taking Warfarin or similar blood thinning agents, YOU MUST SEEK ADVICE from your GP as this medication may require some adjustment
- Ask your GP for advice
- Remove all jewellery and nail polish
- Please bring hand luggage only – there are no storage facilities
What to bring
- Medicare card and/or private health fund membership card
- Relevant X-rays and test reports
- All medication that you are taking
- Reading material for your wait
What will happen when I arrive?
You will be prepared for your procedure by the clinical staff.
A minimum wait of 2 hours is to be expected.
Can someone stay with me during my procedure?
Friends or relatives will not be able to accompany you during the procedure. However, they will be advised of your approximate discharge time and appropriate pick-up area (if you are being discharged home).
When will I be able to go home?
Recovery periods vary according to the nature of the procedure. You will be discharged according to your doctor’s evaluation after the required recovery time for your procedure.
The following day a nurse will telephone you for a post procedure assessment, if you are being discharged home.After your procedure we recommend you:
- Arrange transport home. You should be accompanied by a responsible adult
- Do not drive for 24 hours after your anaesthetic
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours after your anaesthetic
- Do not engage in sporting activities, heavy work or lifting for 24 hours after your anaesthetic
- Do not sign any legal documents or make important decisions after your anaesthetic