Day Surgery

The Admission form must be received by South Perth Hospital at least 2 working days prior to your admission.

Please download the Admission Form

The form can be:

Posted: PO Box 726, Como WA 6952

Faxed: (08) 9474 2541

Emailed: Reception@sph.org.au

Faxed: (08) 9474 2541

Please ensure the forms are completed and signed. On receipt of your completed Admission Form, the hospital will verify your level of private health fund cover. It is advisable for you to also contact your health fund to confirm your eligibility to claim. To obtain a cost estimate, please contact Patient Accounts on (08) 9367 0298 during office hours.  For further information see Fees and Charges

If you choose to email or fax your completed Admission form, please bring the original with you on the day of admission.

Day of Admission

Your doctor will notify you of the time you are to present to be admitted.  Admission time is not decided by the hospital.

Please follow all pre-operative instructions given by your doctor carefully.  Failure to do so may result in your procedure being delayed or cancelled.  Check with your doctor if you should take your regular medication on the morning of the operation/procedure.

Please shower and remove all jewellery, make up and nail polish prior to admission. You will not require personal sleeping attire. Please limit cash and personal belongings to essentials as we cannot accept responsibility for loss of valuables.

Support person/Visitors

Visitors are not permitted in the Canning Day Procedure Unit.  If you are over the age of 18 years, one support person may accompany you to the admission area.  As you may be in the day procedure unit for 3 hours or more, it is advisable that your support person does not remain at the hospital but return at the time nominated by staff as your discharge time.  With the exception of a parent carer for those under 18 years, visitors are not permitted into the perioperative area.  Child minding facilities are not available.  Parents of children undergoing a procedure should ensure siblings are cared for away from the hospital environment.  For further information for parents of children undergoing procedures see Children in Hospital

Further information for day patients

Click here to download a copy of the “South Perth Hospital Pre admission Information” brochure

Click here to download a copy of “Understanding your Procedure” brochure

Going Home

On discharge you will receive instructions specific to your procedure from nursing staff. Depending on your procedure you may receive a post operative discharge information sheet, please follow the instructions carefully. Please do not hesitate to ask your nurse should you have any questions regarding your specific care. (eg. wound care, exercise, diet)

Medications

Information regarding discharge medication will be provided by the nursing staff.  Discharge medications are provided by the Community Pharmacy and not South Perth Hospital.  Please settle this account at your earliest convenience following discharge.

Effects of Anaesthetic Agents

Because of the after effects of anaesthetic agents, 24 hours is required for a full recovery.

We advise during this time you should not:

  • Drive a car. Ensure that you have arranged for a responsible adult to drive or accompany you home.
  • Remain on your own; you must have a responsible adult stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Drink alcohol
  • Operate machinery
  • Make important decisions
  • Sign legal documents
  • Travel unaccompanied
  • Engage in sports, heavy work or lifting
  • Take sedatives unless prescribed

Common after effects of an operation

Depending on the type of procedure you have had, you may experience one or more of the following:

  • Pain: If you experience pain or discomfort, take the medication recommended, or prescribed.  If pain persists, contact your doctor.
  • Tiredness:It is normal to feel tired and unable to concentrate for a day or two after your anaesthetic.
  • Sore Throat: This may occur in the first few hours after your anaesthetic. If so, try sips of fluid first, gradually increasing to light food.
  • Nausea:  If you have persistent nausea or vomiting contact your doctor.

South Perth Hospital is a Smoke Free environment. If you feel that you will require nicotine replacement therapy during your stay with us, please discuss this with your doctor, local GP or pharmacy prior to admission.

For Further information, contact us.

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