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on the day of your procedure

On The Day of Your Procedure

  • On the day of your procedure wear comfortable clothing and footwear.  Leave all jewellery and valuables at home.  You will change into a gown before your surgery.  
  • Do not wear makeup or nail polish.  Wear glasses rather than contact lenses
  • When you arrive at KDH please introduce yourself to the staff the Nurses Station.  They are there to help you.  They will show you into the preoperative area where you will meet the Nursing staff in Day Surgery.

What to bring:

  • Bring all current medications with you if instructed to.  
  • You will need to provide a contact telephone number of the person who will drive you home.  A parent or guardian must accompany children, as well as an escort to drive them home.
  • Bring Medicare, Health Insurance and DVA cards and money for payment of account if necessary.  We accept cheque, cash and EFTPOS.           

Preparing for your procedure:

You will be taken to a trolley or bay in the Day Surgery Unit where you will change into a gown.  Your nurse will check your identity and personal details, and give you a container for your clothes and personal items.   You may be asked to remove any false teeth and jewellery.  You may be given a sedative (or premed) to make you feel drowsy and relaxed.

When it is time for your procedure you will be taken into the Operating Theatre to meet your Surgeon and Anaethetist.  The Anaethetist and Anaesthetic Nurse will remain with you throughout your procedure.















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