During your stay: For your Operation or Procedure.
Please read the information below so you are aware of what to expect while at Canossa Private Hospital's operating theatres.
A nurse will conduct your nursing assessment and admission.
You will be required to change into operating theatre attire.
Once the surgeon and theatre team are nearly ready for you in the operating theatre you will be transferred to an anaesthetic bay and helped onto a theatre trolley. The anaesthetic nurse will conduct an additional nursing assessment.
The surgeon and anaesthetist will see you prior to your procedure when they are conducting their final assessment. Please use this time to ask any final questions you may have.
You will be wheeled into the operating theatre when it is time for your surgery.
Once your surgery has been completed you will be transferred via theatre trolley to stage one recovery. The nursing staff will monitor your vital signs and post-operative recovery.
When suitable you will be escorted to a stage two recliner where you will be offered refreshments and a light snack. You will remain here until the time of your discharge.
The discharge nurse will discuss the surgeon's post-operative instructions, post anaesthetic restrictions and any post-operative medication. If applicable, you will be provided with the surgeon's post-operative appointment details.
It is a legal requirement that all patients who receive an anaesthetic must be discharged into the care of a responsible adult for a minimum of 24 hours after your procedure. Please note, you may require a responsible adult to provide care for a longer period due to post-operative surgical requirements.