PRE-OPERATIVE

This information will help to ensure your admission to the hospital is as straight-forward as possible. You will also need to complete the pre-admission form (as below) ahead of your stay with us.

Medication

Many medications are not permitted in advance of surgery. Because of this, you need to tell your doctor about any medication that you are taking so that he or she can confirm whether this needs to be stopped. Medication that can cause bleeding should NOT be taken from 10 – 14 days prior to surgery. List of medication that can cause bleeding.

Planning ahead

Driving a car is not permitted for 24 hours after anaesthetic. For this reason you need to arrange to be dropped off and collected from the hospital, regardless of whether you are having a day or overnight procedure. As a reminder, consider all arrangements that need to be made on the home front, like for example childcare, for the duration of your hospital stay, as well as for a few days after your return home.

What to pack

  • Proof of identification (ID or driver’s license)
  • Medical aid card
  • All relevant medication
  • Towel
  • Face cloth
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap)
  • Two sets of comfortable pyjamas
  • Books and magazines
  • You own adapter to charge your cell phone
  • Leave all valuables at home or in a safe place

The day before

You will have been notified of the day and time of your surgery. Remember NOT to eat or drink anything six hours ahead of your procedure. Shower or bath and take care to thoroughly clean surgical areas, and do not apply any make-up, moisturiser, or creams. Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail for monitoring during anaesthesia.

Medication

Many medications are not permitted in advance of surgery. Because of this, you need to tell your doctor about any medication that you are taking so that he or she can confirm whether this needs to be stopped. Medication that can cause bleeding should NOT be taken from 10 – 14 days prior to surgery. List of medication that can cause bleeding.

Planning ahead

Driving a car is not permitted for 24 hours after anaesthetic. For this reason you need to arrange to be dropped off and collected from the hospital, regardless of whether you are having a day or overnight procedure. As a reminder, consider all arrangements that need to be made on the home front, like for example childcare, for the duration of your hospital stay, as well as for a few days after your return home.

What to pack

  • Proof of identification (ID or driver’s license)
  • Medical aid card
  • All relevant medication
  • Towel
  • Face cloth
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap)
  • Two sets of comfortable pyjamas
  • Books and magazines
  • You own adapter to charge your cell phone
  • Leave all valuables at home or in a safe place

The day before

You will have been notified of the day and time of your surgery. Remember NOT to eat or drink anything six hours ahead of your procedure. Shower or bath and take care to thoroughly clean surgical areas, and do not apply any make-up, moisturiser, or creams. Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail for monitoring during anaesthesia.

PRE-ADMISSION FORM

Please complete the form online as below (or download, complete and email to: nursingmanagement@surgiclinic.co.za) prior to being admitted to the hospital.

Download Pre-Admission Form

Pre-Admission Form

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